Nidec was charged with the design, construction, installation and commissioning of a plant that matches 4.8 MWp of PV power production with 7.5 MW of battery energy storage. The company is also supplying 1.5 kV power conversion system and ARTICS Smart Energy, Nidec’s control suite for power and energy management.
The battery energy storage system (BESS) is designed to store the excess energy produced by the sun and returns it back to the grid when needed. A grid output forecasting function enables the plant to forecast production a day in advance to within 5% accuracy.
In addition to EPC duties, Nidec is providing operation and maintenance services at the plant for its first two years of operation. With a guaranteed purchase price that is substantially below existing power prices on the island, the project has been hailed as
a win-win, both economically and environmentally, by Corsica’s ministry of ecology, sustainable development and energy. Following the first plant’s completion, Nidec will play a comparable role on three additional turnkey plants on the island.