Nidec ASI: Making storage smarter

As adding storage to grids, existing solar and wind installations hogged the limelight at Intersolar Europe 2017, discussions centered on the application of large-scale battery storage for the purpose of power balancing, load shifting and frequency regulation. Stressing the major role of the national grid tenders with obligation to do PV+battery energy storage and large organizations that want to be green, Nidec ASI’s Kaila Haines spoke to pv magazine about the company’s 90 MWh frequency regulation battery array project in Germany, but also legislative obstacles to deployment and investment in energy storage across Europe.

Commenting on the hotly-discussed multiple revenue streams, Haines addresses the parameters that should be taken into account to achieve value stacking, such as knowing how and how often the storage will be used.

As the battery’s optimal performance is guaranteed by its smart algorithms, Haines refers to Nidec ASI’s extensive experience in working on various battery technologies and topologies.