NEC and EPRI to conduct joint field trials of an electricity storage system using NEC’s lithium-ion battery
NEC announced today that it is working with the Electric Power Research Institute, (EPRI) to conduct joint field trials of an electricity storage system using NEC’s lithium-ion battery. EPRI is an independent, non-profit organization which conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. Initial testing will be carried out at EPRI’s Knoxville, Tenn., laboratory using NEC’s integrated lithium-ion battery system to examine operational performance and functionality for U.S. grid compliance.
In the first phase of the testing, a 25 kW system provided to EPRI by NEC will be tested as an initial step toward future smart grid applications. Follow-up electric utility demonstrations of larger 1 MW systems could be possible as part of an EPRI – U.S. electric utility industry research collaborative.