FlexGen wins 2.1GWh California battery integration deal to mitigate state’s grid disruptions
FlexGen Power Systems will provide 2.1GWh of battery storage solutions to a project in California which exemplifies the state’s “leadership” in the transition to a modern, cleaner grid, the company’s CEO has said.
FlexGen has been selected by clean energy solutions company Ameresco to provide battery energy storage system (BESS) technology and software for the entire 537.5MW / 2,150MWh portfolio, across three sites in southern California.
FlexGen’s software approach was key to selection
FlexGen CEO Kelcy Pegler said that FlexGen’s software, Hybrid OS, which runs and monitors its battery projects, was central to the value proposition that won over Ameresco in a selection process.
FlexGen has decade-long roots in energy storage of different types, beginning primarily as a microgrid project company working for customers including the military, delivering mission-critical power on a distributed level. From there, its projects have included the optimisation of efficiency at thermal power plants, as well as standalone battery storage and renewable storage.