Massachusetts-based NEC Energy Solutions has completed two energy storage projects in China totaling 18 MW and is working on another 6-MW site.
Through its exclusive distributor in China, Puxing Energy, NEC developed two 9-MW battery facilities providing frequency regulation for the Hang-Jin and Feng-Run power plants located in Ordos City, Neimongol Province and Tanshan City, respectively. Ray Power owns and operates the energy storage systems.
In addition, NEC was awarded a 6-MW project by Ray Power that is now under construction and located in Puzhou City, Shanxi Province.
“Since China has one of the fastest growing renewables and energy storage markets in the world, our global expansion has been accelerated across the country,” said Steve Fludder, CEO of NEC Energy Solutions. “Our collaboration with Puxing Energy has been instrumental in our success with Ray Power, a leader of frequency regulation services in the market, since we first started working together in 2012. They are an excellent customer and we look forward to working with them in the future as the market continues to grow.”
The recently commissioned Hang-Jin and Feng-Run projects are performing frequency regulation, following an automatic generation control (AGC) signal to provide grid balancing services for the grid. The 6-MW project in Puzhou City, Shanxi Province, will be providing frequency regulation and is expected to be completed by the middle of 2019.
“Puxing Energy collaborated closely with NEC Energy Solutions to deliver excellent energy storage solutions to Ray Power. The commissioning and commercial operations of these projects have demonstrated once again the safety and reliability of NEC ES’s systems that customers have come to expect,” said Junyong Wei, CEO of Puxing Energy. “We are happy to continue working together with NEC ES to implement energy storage across China.”
Puxing Energy is affiliated with Wanxiang Company and is a platform for clean energy investment & operation. It owns 7 gas-turbine power plants, three wind power stations and is the exclusive distributor of NEC Energy Solutions in China.
Ray Power owns 77MW of frequency regulation ESS stations in operation or under construction. The total installed ESS assets owned by Ray Power will reach 300MW by the end of 2020.
NEC Energy Solutions designs, manufactures, and integrates smart energy storage solutions for the electric grid, behind the meter, and critical power applications. Its lithium-ion battery systems are used in telecom, data center and other industrial applications.