On March 19 at CeBIT, an MOU between EWE-Verband and Hitachi/NGK Insulators was signed, under the auspices of BMWi and NEDO, on a Large Scale Hybrid Storage Battery System Demonstration Project. Technology is based on Hitachi Chemical’s lithium-ion battery and NAS® batteries of NGK Insulators and will be used to adjust the electricity supply-demand balance in the grid, obtained from wind power and other sources, by charging and discharging the storage battery in the city of Varel, Lower Saxony. The project will last for 3 years and attempt to establishing a business model for a new type of power trading.

NEDO news release, March 19, 2017