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Hitachi America Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based electronics company Hitachi Ltd., and Connecticut-based smart grid services provider Demansys Energy LLC have reached an agreement to perform a demonstration project in New Jersey utilizing Hitachi's CrystEna energy storage system.

According to Hitachi, the demonstration, which is designed to confirm the grid-stabilization functionality of the CrystEna system, will run for two years, beginning in June. The energy storage solution uses Hitachi's control systems and power-conditioning systems and lithium-ion batteries from Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd.

Demansys will be responsible for overall coordination of the demonstration project, which will include a capacity pilot project and frequency-regulation operation with grid operator PJM Interconnection.

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