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Third NEC battery storage system for Chile

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Third NEC battery storage system for Chile

NEC Energy Solutions is further expanding its presence in Chile by installing a 2MW/2MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system in Arica, in the north of the country.

The BESS— NEC’s third such project in Chile since 2009, taking their total installed storage capacity in the country to 32MW— will be connected to an existing substation to provide spinning reserve.

The system is made up of containerised lithium-ion batteries, a power conversion system, and NEC’s Aeros controls system. 

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ENGIE solar-storage park for South Africa

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel

ENGIE has started commercial operations of its 100MW Kathu Solar Park (KSP) to “provide clean and reliable energy to 179,000 homes” in South Africa.

KSP is a greenfield concentrated solar power project with “parabolic trough technology” and equipped with “a molten salt storage system that allows for 4.5 hours of thermal energy storage”.

The project has been realised under round 3.5 of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPP) programme, a competitive tender process launched “to facilitate private sector investment in renewable energy generation”.

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Battery system at heart of microgrid in Micronesia

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 00:00 -- Hugh Finzel
Palau, Micronesia

The government of the Pacific Ocean island nation of Palau has signed an agreement to install a battery system at the heart of a solar and storage microgrid.

The agreement with Engie Electro Power Systems (Engie EPS) will see the creation of the 100-megawatt ‘Armonia’ microgrid— comprising 45 megawatt-hours of battery storage and a 35MW solar photovoltaic project to be integrated with existing diesel generating facilities.

Engie EPS general manager and CEO, Carlalberto Guglielminotti, claimed the microgrid “would not be just one of the largest storage-enabled solar projects in world, but a pioneering showcase for the whole global energy sector”.

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NEC signs deal with Chilean utility firm

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 12:37 -- Xuan Zhong
NEC signs deal with Chilean utility firm

Japan’s multinational technology firm NEC Corporation has signed a deal for a smart energy project in Chile. Through its subsidiaries NEC Chile and NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), it will supply a 2MW/2MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) to ENGIE Energía Chile (EECL), a Santiago-based utility company.

NEC Chile’s first smart energy project will be installed in the second half of 2017 in the city of Arica, in north Chile.

 

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