Samsung SDI has announced the launch of a new UPS and ESS hybrid system, aptly named UES.
While the UES system stores power like an ESS system, it is also designed to work as a UPS system during power outages. The system has been fitted with lithium-ion cells and Samsung’s own energy management system, allowing a two-way exchange of energy that is said to both prevent power outages and reduce energy costs.
It is claimed that installing the UES could cut costs with up to 30%, compared using separate ESS and UPS systems.
The UES made its operational debut on 1 April, running at the company’s Uiwang R&D centre.
The unit installed in Uiwang will provide Samsung with the key data necessary to promote the system on the global UPS market.