Dow Kokam supplies battery technology to Ontario smart grid community

Dow Kokam will supply eCAMION Inc. with advanced lithium-ion technology to provide stationary energy storage solutions for a Canadian utility project

Midland, Mich., March 24, 2011 — Dow Kokam, a large-format battery system producer, will supply eCAMION Inc., a green energy solutions provider, with advanced lithium-ion technology to provide stationary energy storage solutions for a Canadian utility project supported by Sustainable Development Technology of Canada.

The project will integrate Dow Kokam's proven lithium-ion battery cells with eCAMION's battery pack design to provide three light-weight, high energy density, 250 kW hour energy storage systems that will be embedded at the community level. The lithium-ion battery storage system will be tested with a large urban Ontario distribution company.

The integration of the Dow Kokam and eCAMION lithium-ion battery energy storage system will improve power availability and reliability within the smart grid network, while supporting renewable electricity installations.

The utility project combines Dow Kokam's proven lithium ion cell technology with eCamion's packaging design, along with a power management system from the University of Toronto Centre for Applied Power Electronics that provides real-time control for power transfer between energy storage units and the smart grid.

Dow Kokam batteries provide reliability with more than 10 years of proven performance in demanding applications. Dow Kokam technology has been adopted as the primary source of energy for high performance equipment in industries ranging from transportation, marine, aerospace, defense, high-end industrial products and utility industry.

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