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NEC Corporation has announced that NEC Energy Solutions has completed commissioning of six new Grid Storage Solution (GSS) sites in the UK for Northern Powergrid.
 
In total, the systems have nearly 2.9MW of power and 5.7MWh of energy storage capacity, and were installed in substations in both urban and rural locations. The largest, a 2.5MW, 5MWh GSS in Darlington, is located in an urban industrial area, while one of the smallest, a 50kW GSS, is located in a residential area in Wooler. Energy storage will be used to help integrate more solar and wind energy into the UK’s electricity network, as well as supporting other low-carbon technologies. NEC Energy Solutions supplied lithium-ion based grid battery systems packaged in a variety of enclosures, including standard 40-foot containers and smaller customized enclosures. The last two locations required energy storage systems installed directly into pre-existing buildings.
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