The NGK Insulators-Abu Dhabi Battery Energy Storage Systems is a 108,000kW energy storage project located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses sodium based as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2019.


The NGK Insulators-Abu Dhabi Battery Energy Storage Systems was developed by NGK Insulators.

The key applications of the project are demand response and grid support services.

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Contractors involved

NGK Insulators has delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The NGK Insulators battery systems have been deployed across 10 locations – 15 systems in total – adding up to 108 MW/648 MWh in total, with each system able to store energy for six hours. The total undertaking includes 12 x 4 MW systems and three 20 MW systems. The NGK CISC (Centralised Integrated System Controller) 648 MWh project will help the city load balance across its networks during the daytime, as well as providing up to six hours backup in the case of grid outages.

About NGK Insulators

NGK Insulators Ltd (NGK) is a manufacturer of industrial equipment. The company produces and sells insulators, line arresters, current limiting arcing horn, insulator assembly hardware, and sodium sulfur batteries. It also provides automotive and industrial ceramics, chemical apparatus, industrial heating systems, and energy and nuclear systems; electronic components, beryllium copper products, and mold products; and gas analyzers. NGK offers its products through a network of subsidiaries, branch offices and production bases. The company caters to industrial and commercial customers in Asia, North America, Europe and other regions. It has production bases in Belgium, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, South Africa and the US. NGK is headquartered in Nagoya, Chubu, Japan.


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