Malaysia gets its first energy storage systems from Norway

The charging station. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia got its first energy storage system for electric car charging stations last week, with some help from the Norwegian company Pixii, who provides complete systems that transfer energy from the grid to batteries, and back to grid when needed.

Both the Minister of Works, Yb Dato’ Sri Alexander Nanta Linggi, Pixii’s CEO, Kenneth Bodahl and Ambassador Morten Paulsen had the honor of inaugurating Malaysia’s first energy storage system for electric vehicle charging stations. That’s what the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur stated on its Facebook page.

They add that the delivery of Pixii will manage the energy flow between charging stations and the ‘grid, storing energy’ during off-peak hours, and using it when demand is high – addressing one of the most significant challenges in the EV sector.

The installation in Malaysia is located along the North-South Expressway, which is Malaysia’s main highway. Pixii has sold energy storage systems for more fast-charging stations that will be installed in their regional charging network, as they state in their press release.

Kenneth Bodahl to the left with Norway’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Morten Paulsen, on the right. Photo: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur
An electric revolution

Pixii is simply happy to help, wherever the demand for a greener transformation is high..

“Charging stations is an area where our systems create immense value. The usage of charging stations varies widely, and managing demand peaks directly through the grid is challenging. This has especially been a concern in Malaysia,” Bodahl said.

“Our energy storage systems provide a buffer to handle these peaks, enabling a power boost that allows for fast charging.”

Meanwhile, the Norwegian Embassy agrees, and celebrates the new  Malaysian ‘revoultion’ on its post:

“This is only the beginning of an electric revolution in Malaysia. We are thrilled to participate in driving change towards more sustainable transportation – one charge at a time!”

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and Pixii

About Sofie Rønnelund

Sofie Roennelund is a journalist working with ScandAsia at the headquarters in Bangkok.

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