December 7 (Renewables Now) - US energy storage solutions provider FlexGen Power Systems Inc on Tuesday said it has been selected to integrate 2.1 GWh of energy storage in California.
The energy storage capacity will be added at three substations of electric utility Southern California Edison (SCE), which contracted US cleantech company Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC) to deliver the project.
Ameresco has picked FlexGen to provide its energy storage technology, HybridOS energy management system platform and equipment for the battery scheme.
The energy storage systems, expected to be ready in the summer of 2022, should improve grid reliability and reduce the grid's dependence on natural gas power plants. They are being built on “an aggressive timeline” in response to California governor Gavin Newsom’s emergency proclamation to enhance electricity reliability in the face of extreme heat events.
FlexGen says its HybridOS energy management system platform delivers energy storage value across ancillary services, capacity and energy market.