NEC Expands Footprint in Chile with 2 MW Project in Arica

06-Mar-2019 8:52 AM



Project is the first energy storage system in the region for ENGIE Energía Chile



WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--()--In cooperation with NEC Chile, NEC Energy Solutions announced today it is expanding its presence in Chile with the commissioning of a 2 MW, 2 MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system for ENGIE Energía Chile. This project is the first energy storage system operated by the ENGIE group in the region.

 

This marks the third project in Chile for NEC Energy Solutions since 2009, which has installed 32 MW of grid energy storage solutions in that country. This new system will be located in Arica, in Northern Chile and will be connected to an existing substation. The energy storage system will provide spinning reserve and has the capacity to provide other ancillary services to help with the integration of PV and wind projects.

“We are very pleased that ENGIE selected NEC as their partner for its first energy storage project in Latin America and hope that this is a first step for a long-lasting cooperation for the development of energy storage projects,” said Herwig Ragossnig, Head of Business Development for Smart Energy in Latin America.

“It’s rewarding to work with a new customer like ENGIE Energía Chile and deliver a solution that provides immediate impact,” said Steve Fludder, CEO of NEC Energy Solutions. “We hope this is the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship with ENGIE Energía Chile as we continue to establish our presence in Chile and throughout Latin America.”

NEC provided ENGIE Energía Chile with a GSS® grid storage solution, which includes containerized lithium ion batteries, a power conversion system, and NEC Energy Solutions’ proprietary AEROS® controls system. NEC will also be providing service and maintenance.

For more information about NEC Energy solutions, please visit: https://www.neces.com/.

About NEC Energy Solutions

NEC Energy Solutions designs, manufactures, and integrates smart energy storage solutions for theelectric grid and applications with critical power needs. Its megawatt-scale energy storage and control systems provide greater stability to the grid while maximizing renewable generation. In telecom, datacenter, and other industrial applications, its high performance lithium-ion battery systems provide better value than traditional lead-acid batteries in tough, critical power applications. Learn more at www.neces.com.

About NEC Chile

NEC Chile is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers' priorities to create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the industry's strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications, analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash customers' productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust partner ecosystem to solve today's most complex business problems. NEC Chile is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation. For more information, please visit www.nec.cl.

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