NEC battery storage capacity. Source: NEC Energy Solutions/BusinessWire.
NEC Energy Solutions, part of Japan's NEC Corp (TYO:6701), has commissioned a 48-MW/50-MWh energy storage facility in Germany for a joint venture between Dutch utility Eneco and Japan's Mitsubishi Corp (TYO:8058).
Located in Jardelund, northern Germany, the energy storage system is the largest one of its kind in Europe, NEC said in a press release on Thursday. It is owned by Germany-based EnspireME, which will use it to provide reserve capacity to European grid operators to stabilise the transmission network.
Electricity stored from the facility’s 10,000 lithium-ion battery modules will be sold through weekly auctions on the German electricity market.
According to the press release, Eneco and Mitsubishi will explore options for linking the battery facility to local wind parks.
NEC noted it has completed the battery storage system in eight months. Its scope of work included turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) service, including the provision of the end-to-end-storage solution and controls software. The storage facility is capable of supplying about 5,300 German homes for a 24-hour period, it added.
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