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Drawing from its long history of excellence in lithium-ion battery development and mass production technology as well as the consistently high quality and safety of its batteries when mounted in vehicles, NEC is able to build energy storage systems to meet a wide range of demands.
NEC's energy storage systems use system controllers to apply integrated control and unification to areas such as the operation of individual cells and modules as well as the connections between energy storage systems and grid power. We will also provide Energy Management Systems that utilize ICT for precise energy control using control software and the stabilization of external connections.
NEC is one of a few vendors in the world that has both energy storage technology and ICT. This enables the combination and efficient operation of energy management systems, from power grids and large scale commercial facilities to individual homes.
NEC began developing rechargeable batteries for mobile phones in the early 1990s. In 1996, it commercialized the world's first manganese lithium-ion secondary battery and applied it to mobile phones. In 2000, it developed the laminated lithium-ion rechargeable battery for electric assist bicycles. Since then, the company has pursued development of energy storage technology for environmentally-friendly vehicles. From 2010, NEC's electric vehicle business moved into full swing.
NEC and Enel Distribuzione (ENEL), the distributor for Enel SpA, the leading Italian power company, have agreed to build a strategic partnership to develop new Smart Grid technologies and solutions.
The two companies will build an energy solution system based on lithium-ion batteries developed by NEC and ENEL's power distribution network. Field trials will be conducted in Italy within the framework of the agreement. Each company will leverage its respective technological and operational assets to realize Smart Grids and Smart Cities.
NEC is collaborating with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the largest electric power laboratory in the United States, to evaluate a large energy storage system that utilizes NEC's lithium-ion battery technology. R&D aims to expand the scope of the system's application and realize a large-scale energy storage system that offers high-level reliability, large capacity and long life.