Nidec ASI, part of the Energy & Infrastructure Division of the Nidec Group, has announced the launch of a project that involves supplying over one gigawatt (GW) of clean energy storage systems designed to make it possible to increase the use of energy from 100 per cent renewable sources in Italy.
The contract, awarded to Nidec ASI by an important company in the sector, highlights Italy’s commitment to accelerating the transition towards green energy which will generate important economic and social benefits.
The company will provide 372 modular and scalable power stations, with the goal to have the 18 plants up and running as of January 2024 – six in Sardinia, and 12 in the North of the country. The overall aim is to drive electrification in Italy in an increasingly greener direction through the use of renewable energy by storing electricity when it is most economical and using it when prices are higher. Once implemented, the storage systems will be able to supply the equivalent amount of energy needed to cover the average needs of one million Italian households, helping to make the country ever more autonomous, also in relation to gas usage.
Nidec ASI says that this project offers a concrete response to REPowerEU, the European Commission’s plan to make Europe independent from fossil fuels well before 2030, and is implemented using Made-in-Italy technologies.
“We are particularly proud to be at the forefront of this project to promote the growth of renewable energy sources in Italy,” said Dominique Llonch, CEO of Nidec ASI, and chairman of Nidec Industrial Solutions. “This initiative demonstrates the excellence of Italian technology and can help Europe move towards energy savings. This is important news for the decarbonisation of our country, which, by creating similar systems, will be able to strategically exploit its immense wealth of renewable energy sources and definitively lower the need of traditional energy sources while drastically reducing the cost of energy.
“Following this, we are highly motivated and ready to work on many other projects in the energy storage field, to be developed in other European countries, in the United States, and all over the world, carrying out a shared mission – accelerating the green electrification of our planet.”
Battery storage systems are set to become an integral part of the new energy strategy and modern electricity grids, as key elements for realising the vision of a sustainable and electric future.