In cooperation with NEC Chile, NEC Energy Solutions announced that it is expanding its presence in Chile with the commissioning of a 2MW, 2MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system for ENGIE Energía Chile.


Image: NEC wins storage project in Chile. Photo: Courtesy of tuastonvilla/

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

Source: Company Press Release