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WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Edison Awards winners were announced on March 25, 2020. The Battery Condition Annunciator App by NEC Energy Solutions (NEC) took the bronze award for the applied technology – threat, defense and security category.

The Battery Condition Annunciator App is the first-of-its-kind mobile application designed to address safety issues in battery storage systems. The app allows firefighters and emergency personnel to improve situational awareness from a safe distance through automation and remote controls. Since it may often be unclear what the source of the hazard is in the battery unit, the app tells the user exactly what is going on in the system and how best to proceed.

The Battery Condition Annunciator app will save time, money and lives. NEC hopes this application inspires other energy storage integrators to prioritize safety.

Among the nomination entries comprising the best products, services, and businesses in innovation for the year 2020, the Battery Condition Annunciator App was chosen as a winner by a panel of over 3,000 leading business executives from around the world. “After a thorough review, the Edison Awards Judges recognize the Battery Condition Annunciator App as a game-changing innovation standing out among the best new products and services launched in their category,” said Frank Bonafilia, Executive Director of the Edison Awards.

“We are honored to be recognized with this Edison Award highlighting our innovative battery safety features,” said Steve Fludder, CEO of NEC Energy Solutions. “As someone quite familiar with the legacy of Thomas Edison, it gives me great pleasure to see our NEC Energy Solutions team recognized with an award inspired by such a legendary man.”

About the Edison Awards: The Edison Awards is the world’s most revered Innovation Award dedicated to recognizing and honoring the best in innovation and innovators since 1987. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit

About NEC Energy Solutions

NEC Energy Solutions designs, manufactures, and integrates smart energy storage solutions for the electric grid and applications with critical power needs. Its megawatt-scale energy storage and control systems provide greater stability to the grid while maximizing renewable generation, while 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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