NEC Asia Pacific is partnering with Singapore's Economic Development Board (EDB) in developing smart energy products and solutions in Singapore. This partnership will focus on product research and solution development in the areas of energy management and control, smart grid, energy storage and renewable energy integration.
Through this partnership, NEC aims to support Singapore's vision to be a global leader in sustainable energy management. NEC will spearhead research initiatives to create innovative energy solutions through enabling integration of multiple renewable energy sources such as wind and solar photovoltaic with its existing energy management control and storage capabilities.
Through its grid size energy storage technology, NEC aims to improve energy quality and consistency from renewable power facilities and lower emissions, maintenance and capital costs of traditional power plants. The initiative also aims to reduce energy loss of utility companies, as well as enhance their effective capacity.
The initiative will develop energy management control solutions for both demand and supply side and aims to bring greater stability and reliability as well as reduce operational costs for the enterprises. Completed field trials have shown up to 20% reduction in air conditioner energy consumption.
"We are pleased with NEC's decision to use Singapore as the regional innovation hub to develop smart energy solutions. This investment affirms Singapore's position as the leading Cleantech hub in Asia and is aligned with Singapore's interest to develop energy management capabilities. This is also a testament to our strength as a Living Lab where companies can develop, trial and commercialise innovative solutions in a real-life setting, before scaling up for global markets," said Goh Chee Kiong, Executive Director of Clean Technologies, Singapore Economic Development Board.
"There are many possibilities with smart energy solutions that can effectively overcome the complexities of integrating with renewable energy. We are excited about working together with EDB to contribute towards the growth of Singapore as a research and solution development hub for smart energy. With the recent acquisition of A123 Energy Solutions business unit and establishment of NEC Energy solutions, NEC will leverage on its Lithium-ion based energy storage expertise to develop new energy efficiency solutions, which will benefit governments and businesses looking to reduce energy consumption, said Toshiya Matsuki, Chief Executive Officer, NEC Asia Pacific.
Source: Control Engineering Asia
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