NEC Energy Solutions and Amergin Energy, will deploy at least 60 MW network of NEC Energy's integrated battery storage systems for Amergin's late stage developments for grid-scale energy storage within PJM Interconnection.
This network is expected to commence construction in 2015 and be fully operational by mid-2016. The 60 MW network will provide over 525 MW-hours of flexible power resource per annum.
In 2014, NEC Energy began collaborating with Amergin to aid in deployment of U.S. grid-scale energy storage solutions by providing initial financing alongside Akula Energy Ventures, an early stage private equity fund. NEC Energy will provide its GSS Grid Storage Solution technology as well as operational support throughout the network's 20-year useful life, integrating with Amergin's proprietary operational systems.
The GSS technology has already been deployed in megawatt-scale installations, totaling more than 110 MW to date, operating in commercial revenue service improving the reliability and flexibility of electric grids around the world.
Within the PJM region, NEC Energy has already deployed 54 MW of its GSS technology performing frequency regulation, with 32 MW in Elkins West Virginia, 20 MW in Moraine Ohio and 2 MW in Norristown Philadelphia. NEC Energy also supports and services these sites for its customers, ensuring they are running smoothly. These sites have been demonstrating about 99 percent commercial availability since operation started.