Nidec to install microgrid for tropical island

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Nidec ASI has won the tender for the creation of a microgrid on a tropical island in the Bahamas. The aim of the project, worth €1.5 million, is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the year 2020 and, at the same time, decrease by 70% the use of power generation from conventional sources (diesel) for the production of the energy necessary for the island’s consumption.

More specifically, Nidec will supply the electricity grid’s entire control and management system, along with an energy storage system with a capacity of 2.5 MWh and a 700 kW rated power inverter. The components will contribute to the modernisation of the existing plant, improving its performances even from the standpoint of the sustainability of the environment and the landscape.

The company, which offers electrical systems for the oil and gas, traditional and renewable energy, steel, naval and industrial automation markets, is specialised in heavy duty applications in which high power and high performance are key, including: electric motors and generators up to 65 MW of power (87,000 HP); power electronics inverters and converters; retrofitting of power plants and hydroelectric generators; as well as integrated systems for the production of electrical energy from renewable sources and their stabilisation in connecting to the national grid.

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