NEC energy solutions introduces distributed energy storage solution to enable new energy services

The DSS platform from NEC is scalable from 85kWh to 510kWh of energy storage capacity and offers from 30kW up to 650kW of power capability.NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), a subsidiary of NEC, introduced the DSS™, a new distributed energy storage platform and a significant step into the commercial and industrial (C&I) energy storage segment, enabling its partners to offer distributed energy management services.

As one of the most trusted global suppliers of energy storage technology, NEC ES is offering the DSS platform with proven lithium-ion battery storage technology, power conversion, and advanced controls software in a range of flexible outdoor-rated configurations that are smaller, simpler, smarter and safer than competitive products. The DSS platform is optimized to support advanced service creation at the grid edge, whether in front or behind the meter, for C&I enterprises and distribution utilities. It simplifies the deployment of emerging storage-based services for C&I enterprises to optimize energy costs and increase energy resiliency, while distribution utilities benefit from simplified use of storage to smooth intermittent distributed renewable generation, shave grid demand peaks, achieve more efficient system utilization, and control distributed assets. The DSS platform is scalable from 85kWh to 510kWh of energy storage capacity and offers from 30kW up to 650kW of power capability. The featured NEC Energy Solutions AEROS® controls software package will offer operating modes that allow the DSS platform to perform a wide variety of applications, for example, by switching from cost savings by demand charge management to revenue earning by providing system services.

The DSS platform will be sold and supported by a global partner network with expertise in renewable energy, energy management, power quality, microgrids and energy development. Partner recruitment has already begun in North America, EMEA and will continue worldwide in preparation for the commercial availability of the NEC ES DSS energy storage platform, which is expected in Q1 2017 for North America and rolling out globally later in the year.