NEC and ACEA link for Rome storage

The initiative will help manage energy distribution in Rome

The initiative will help manage energy distribution in Rome

Battery specialist NEC has signed a deal with Italian utility Acea to jointly develop an innovative lithium-ion-based energy storage system (ESS) to be bolted on to power substations serving Rome.

NEC will supply two ESSs – one a 180kW/100kWh system, the other 100kW/50kWh – as part of an Acea smart grid project. It is targeting reduced energy losses and improvement of the management of distributed energy generators, such as PV plants and wind farms, in its network.

"This is an exciting step forward for smart grid design, especially in consideration of the complex energy distribution network of the Rome metropolitan area,” states Acea chief executive Marco Staderini.

The ESS, due to start-up in September, will be used to manage peak shaving/time shifting of Log in to read complete article.

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