NEC recruits European partners to roll out energy storage system

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By Nick Flaherty

The DSS platform is aimed at the commercial and industrial (C&I) energy market, enabling partners to offer distributed energy management services by combining its own lithium ion cells with power conversion and control software in a range of flexible outdoor-rated configurations.

The platform is scalable from 85kWh to 510kWh of energy storage and offers from 30kW up to 650kW of power capability from its own ALM range of ‘nanophosphate’ LiFePO4 battery cells. The 12 – 48V battery packs include intelligence and monitoring and support 100% discharge, allowing the company to provide a 10 year guarantee on the technology.

The AEROS control software package includes operating modes for a variety of applications, for example, by switching from cost savings by demand charge management to revenue earning by providing system services, and the company has started recruiting partners in Europe and the US ahead of commercial availability of the platform in Q1 next year.

“We have long understood the value of energy storage at the edge of the grid,” said Bud Collins, CEO of NEC Energy Solutions. “Our new DSS platform enables our customers to easily offer a host of new energy management services to their C&I enterprises in the sub-megawatt scale. The platform takes away the complexity of energy storage system design while offering safety and reliability, allowing our customers to focus on creating new energy management business models.”

“This demand-side flexibility is paving the way for a completely different electricity market, one which is powered by renewable energy and puts consumers in charge of how, when and from where they consume their energy. Products like this are key to unlocking the benefits to businesses and our electricity system as a whole,” said David Hill, Managing Director, Storage at Open Energi, an energy services and demand response provider in the UK.

The standardized, UL safety-certified, AC-ready system is preconfigured in outdoor-rated enclosures, compliant with all relevant regulatory and environmental requirements, can easily be installed by a licensed electrician.



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