SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung SDI has developed an energy-saving, blackout-proof power source, and has been testing the system at its Uiwang R&D Center since April 1.
The new system is called UES, a hybrid between an Uninterrupted Power System (UPS) and an Energy Storage System (ESS). Samsung SDI has combined the two power systems’ functions into one integral system.
Like ESS, the UES saves power when it’s not needed extensively. The UES also works like a UPS, which is usually equipped with batteries, as it can supply power even during blackouts. Establishing Samsung SDI’s UES can result in cost savings of up to 30 percent compared to establishing ESS and UPS separately. The UES also features Samsung SDI’s in-house developed Energy Management System.
Samsung SDI designed the system specifically for semiconductor plants, which are more vulnerable to blackouts compared to other industrial plants. The company will test the system’s stability at the Uiwang center.
Samsung SDI has been operating eight of the new systems at its Jeju Jocheon substation, and has provided lithium-ion batteries for UPS to Shinhan Bank and Duzon data centers.
By M. H. Lee (email@example.com)