FlexGen Battery. Image by FlexGen Power Systems Inc.
FlexGenPower Systems Inc will supply advanced energy storage systems and software for a 100-MW portfolio of battery projects that is being developed in Texas by SMT Energy.
In a statement on Wednesday, FlexGen said it will equip ten 10-MW/9.95-MWh energy storage systems from the spring of 2023 through the autumn of that year. The company will not only provide the batteries but also its FlexGen HybridOS energy management system platform.
"FlexGen is here for the long haul—as part of this agreement, we're providing lifecycle services for the next 15 years of operation to ensure these facilities generate exceptional value for SMT Energy over the full life of the project," stated Kelcy Pegler, CEO of FlexGen.
The storage facilities will be used to improve the resilience of the ERCOT grid, facilitate the integration of more renewable energy and bolster the grid’s ability to balance load and supply in the region. The batteries will be certified to all four ERCOT checklists to provide the full range of ancillary services to the market.
Earlier this week, Swiss fund manager SUSI Partners announced it had agreed to acquire a 100-MW portfolio of ready-to-build battery energy storage projects in South Texas from developer SMT Energy.