NEC Corporation has announced that NEC Chile and NEC Energy Solutions will supply a 2 MW, 2 MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system to Engie Energía Chile. Competing under a demanding process against a robust group of other leading energy storage companies, NEC Chile was awarded and signed the contract with Engie Energía Chile. This project is the first smart energy project for NEC Chile and will be the first energy storage system which will be operated by the ENGIE group in the region.
The energy storage system will be installed in the second half of 2017 in the city of Arica, in the north of Chile. The system will be designed to offer ancillary services such as spinning reserve and time-shifting, helping the integration of PV and wind projects. It will be connected to an existing substation. This will mark the third project in Chile for NEC Energy Solutions since 2009, which had under previous ownership installed 32 MW of grid energy storage solutions in the country.
In cooperation with NEC Energy Solutions, NEC Chile will provide a GSS® grid storage solution including containerized lithium ion batteries, power conversion system, and NEC Energy Solutions proprietary AEROS® controls system, as well as service and maintenance packages to Engie.
Source: NEC Corporation