NEC has partnered with EnspireME to construct a large-scale battery energy storage system in Jardelund, Germany.

Germany-based EnspireME is a fifty-fifty joint venture set up by Mitsubishi and Eneco.

Slated to commence operations by the end of this year, the energy storage project will have a power capacity of 48MW and storage capacity of over 50 MWh.

The battery energy storage system will be used to supply sustainable reserve capacity to balance the European electricity grid, said NEC.

Mitsubishi, along with Eneco, will commence a pilot project to store locally produced surplus wind energy.

NEC Corporation’s ESS division general manager Michihiro Ezawa said: "The market for battery energy storage systems is expected to grow significantly with the expansion of the renewable energy market.

“Leveraging this large-scale project in Germany, the leading market for the introduction of renewable energy, and NEC's comprehensive battery energy storage know-how, we aim to globally expand the business of battery energy storage systems.”

According to NEC, the European Union (EU) has set a goal to meet 20% of energy consumption within its member states through renewable energy by 2020.

NEC provides battery systems, energy storage systems and services for the customers.

The company produces ALM lithium ion battery systems, rack-integrated energy storage solutions, as well as battery components and accessories. It also produces GSS grid storage and DSS distributed storage solutions.

NEC also offers services, including application analysis, grid integration and installation, service and maintenance services.