New portable lithium energy storage systems catered to utility-scale market

Energy storage companies Northern Reliability Inc (NRI), and KORE Power have announced the launch of their joint venture company, Nomad Transportable Power Systems (NOMAD) to provide utility-scale mobile energy storage systems. The company will offer “plug-and-play” lithium battery systems integrated into a specially designed and patent-pending mobile ESS and docking system.  The PowerDock platform is designed to provide customers in multiple industry segments with a flexible, reliable and affordable way to incorporate storage for their varying use cases.

“We identified a market need years ago for transportable storage systems to deliver energy solutions to customers more quickly and at a lower cost of entry,” said Jay Bellows, CEO of Norther Reliability. “It took us an incredible amount of time and research to find a battery partner willing and technically able to think outside the fixed site mindset. Throughout the many months the two companies worked feverishly together to solve the numerous engineering challenges associated with mobile storage, it was clear we shared a similar culture, dedication to the utility and renewable sectors, and an outlook to successfully deploy innovative solutions.  Forming NOMAD was the next logical step.”  

The full fleet will be available to customers in 2021 in three two-hour capacity models:  2 MWh1 MWh, and 600 kWh of energy with variable power output levels available to end-users up to a maximum 1 MWAC. The mobile units, when paired with the PowerDock  system for easy connection/ disconnection, setup, upkeep and secure control of the systems, allow the fleet to arrive on-site in a completely weather-tight enclosure with all wires contained within its unique interconnection system. All NOMAD systems share a common interconnection design allowing a single NOMAD unit to be used at any customer location and allowing the single unit platform to be expanded with more PowerDocks to accommodate large power needs without limitation.

KORE and NRI share a desire to proliferate national renewable energy adoption through solutions provided by U.S. companies. As strategic partners, we’ve collaborated on multiple projects over the past year with the NRI team, and we’re excited to come together in this new capacity to give customers the solutions they need to make the transition to clean energy,” Lindsay Gorrill, CEO of KORE Power. 

NOMAD single unit platform to be expanded to accommodate large power needs without limitation. Customers well suited for this technology include:

  • Utilities seeking increased demand reduction resources with a lower capital cost of storage.
  • Commercial and industrial entities looking to meet customer needs while supporting carbon and sustainability goals or reducing expensive demand charges.
  • Disaster relief organizations that need fast access to reliable electricity during emergency situations.
  • Renewable electricity generation assets targeting smooth electricity supply to ensure that generation reliability and consistently fulfills demand.

“The future of energy storage is mobile. We’re ecstatic to offer customers a flexible, reliable, simple, and safe energy storage solution that can easily move to meet their needs in real time, and then move away eliminating all the carrying costs of traditional solutions,” said Bellows. “With the world’s increasing energy demands, an influx of green energy generation, and increasingly severe impacts of climate change, the need for an adaptive storage technology like NOMAD has never been greater.”

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