NEC Expands Footprint in Chile with 2 MW Project in Arica

Project is the first energy storage system in the region for ENGIE
Energía Chile

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In cooperation with NEC Chile, NEC Energy Solutions announced today it
is expanding its presence in Chile with the commissioning of a 2 MW, 2
MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system for ENGIE Energía Chile.
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.

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storage solutions for theelectric grid and applications with critical
power needs. Its megawatt-scale energy storage and control systems
provide greater stability to the grid while maximizing renewable
generation. In telecom, datacenter, and other industrial applications,
its high performance lithium-ion battery systems provide better value
than traditional lead-acid batteries in tough, critical power
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About NEC Chile

NEC Chile is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that
improve the way people work and communicate. NEC delivers integrated
Solutions for Society that are aligned with our customers’ priorities to
create new value for people, businesses and society, with a special
focus on safety, security and efficiency. We deliver one of the
industry’s strongest and most innovative portfolios of communications,
analytics, security, biometrics and technology solutions that unleash
customers’ productivity potential. Through these solutions, NEC combines
its best-in-class solutions and technology, and leverages a robust
partner ecosystem to solve today’s most complex business problems. NEC
Chile is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation. For more
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