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In the Czech Republic, integrated electricity conglomerate CEZ and transmission system operator CEPS have partnered with technology firms to develop standards on how to leverage battery energy storage technology to support the country’s energy transmission network.

CEZ and CEPS have selected smart energy storage firm NEC Energy Solutions and technology company IBG Cesko to develop a 4MW/2.8MWh energy storage system in Tusimice as part of a pilot BAART.

The storage system comprises NEC Energy Solutions’ GSS end-to-end grid storage solution and AEROS controls system for real-time monitoring and control.

The aim of the pilot is to test different delivery modes of energy support services. Successful models will be implemented at national level.

Ales Zazvorka, CEO of IBG Cesko, said: “The timing of the project, the complexity of the supply and the demanding logistics generated several challenges but in cooperation with NEC we were able to overcome those challenges successfully. As a result, the battery energy storage system was commissioned and turned over for operation prior to the end of the year.”

 “We were very pleased to work with IBG Cesko on this interesting research project that also happens to be one of the largest in the Czech Republic. IBG Cesko proved to be an excellent partner who worked with us seamlessly to get this project commissioned and operating before the end of the year,” said Mark Moreton, Sales Director EMEA for NEC Energy Solutions. “We look forward to working with IBG Cesko on future projects in the Czech Republic and beyond as we work to extend our global footprint.”