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AMI AC Renewables and Honeywell Collaborate on Energy Storage Pilot Project in Vietnam

May 16, 2023
Partnership aims to integrate renewable energy and advance Vietnam's climate goals through a 7.5 MWh BESS pilot project in Khanh Hoa.

AMI AC Renewables, a subsidiary of AMI Khanh Hoa, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Honeywell to jointly develop a 7.5 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) pilot project in Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Co-funded by a grant from U.S. Mission Vietnam, the initiative aims to showcase the role of energy storage in enabling the integration of more renewable energy into Vietnam’s power system, aligning with the country’s ambitious climate goals.

The project will feature a Honeywell energy storage system integrated into a 50-MWp solar farm operated by AMI Khanh Hoa.

AMI AC Renewables, a joint venture between ACEN and AMI Renewables, has been actively involved in developing and operating renewable energy projects in Vietnam since 2017. Notable projects include the 252 MW wind project in Quang Binh and the 80 MW solar plants in Khanh Hoa and Dak Lak. In October 2021, AMI AC Renewables was awarded a $2.9 million grant by U.S. Mission Vietnam to lead the development of the BESS project.

“Battery energy storage solutions are vital to advancing sustainability efforts,” said, Ramanathan Valliyappan, general manager of Honeywell Process Solutions Asia Pacific. “We look forward to collaborating with AMI AC Renewables to extend renewable energy availability from the Khanh Hoa solar farm beyond hours when there is no sunlight. Honeywell’s BESS Platform improves grid stability and sustainability and decreases costs and carbon footprint by reducing the need for non-renewable baseload power sources.”

The pilot project aims to demonstrate the commercial viability of battery energy storage in Vietnam while showcasing the practical benefits of renewable energy, including its reliability and efficiency. By supporting Vietnam’s climate action targets, the initiative aligns with the Just Energy Transition Partnership, a collaborative effort between Vietnam and international partners to advance the country's Net Zero ambition by 2050.

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