NEC Announces Completion of Unique Microgrid Project in Eugene, Oregon

System to provide cost savings, resiliency and emergency water supply
for local community

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES), announced the completion of a 500 kW/1000
kWh battery energy storage system installed at the Howard Elementary
School in Eugene, Oregon, USA. Worley managed the engineering,
procurement and construction contract (EPC). The energy storage system,
owned and operated by Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), will not
only dramatically reduce energy costs through peak shaving but will also
ensure resiliency for the school, providing extra hours of power during
times of shutdown, such as during inclement weather events.

This project is also part of EWEB’s long-term resiliency planning
efforts to establish community points of water distribution around the
city of Eugene to be used by its customers during restoration following
a large-scale disaster. EWEB has installed a well at the Howard
Elementary School in partnership with the school district. When supplied
by the battery energy storage system and the local PV system, this well
will provide local access to fresh, potable drinking water to EWEB
customers during an extended outage.

“We are delighted to partner with NEC Energy Solutions, the Eugene Water
& Electric Board, the Eugene School District 4J and Howard Elementary
School to deliver this important battery energy storage installation,”
said Kirk Neubauer, Project Manager, Worley. “We are proudly expanding
our involvement in such developments, which provide better futures for
local communities and affirm our commitment to the Worley mission of
helping our customers to meet the world’s changing resources and energy

“This is a great example of the community coming together to leverage
the benefits of energy storage for all parties, especially the citizens
of Eugene,” said Steve Fludder, CEO of NEC Energy Solutions. “From
saving on energy costs, to ensuring the power stays on and that
customers of the Eugene Water & Electric Board have access to fresh
water, this project shows the value of proper planning, design and
innovation that NEC’s energy storage solutions provide.”

About WorleyParsons
WorleyParsons delivers projects,
provides expertise in engineering, procurement and construction and
offers a wide range of consulting and advisory services. We cover the
full lifecycle, from creating new assets to sustaining and enhancing
operating assets, in the hydrocarbons, mineral, metals, chemicals, power
and infrastructure sectors. Our resources and energy are focused on
responding to and meeting the needs of our customers over the long term
and thereby creating value for our shareholders. WorleyParsons is listed
on the Australian Securities Exchange [ASX:WOR].

About NEC Energy Solutions
NEC Energy Solutions designs,
manufactures, and integrates smart energy storage solutions for the
electric grid, behind the meter, and critical power applications. Its
scalable distributed energy storage and control systems provide greater
grid stability and flexibility to the benefit of both providers and
users of electricity. In telecom, datacenter, and other industrial
applications, its high performance lithium-ion battery systems provide
better value than traditional lead-acid batteries in tough, critical
power applications. Learn more at

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