Ameresco selects FlexGen to install 2.1GWh of storage in California

Ameresco selects FlexGen to install 2.1GWh of storage in California

Ameresco selects FlexGen to install 2.1GWh of storage in California 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

December 9, 2021: One of the largest energy storage programmes in the US will be integrated by FlexGen Power Systems, which said on December 7 it had been selected by renewable energy developer and operator Ameresco to integrate 537.5MW/2.15GWh of storage across three substations in California.

Utility Southern California Edison contracted Ameresco in October to build the substations.

The ESSs will provide on-demand energy to increase grid reliability and reduce the grid’s dependence on natural gas power plants.

“Energy storage is critical to the future of the grid, and FlexGen has spent the last decade honing our capabilities to deliver critical energy storage assets to our partners,” said FlexGen CEO Kelcy Pegler.

“Innovative cleantech projects of this magnitude have the ability to provide transformative solutions to regions in need of reliable and resilient energy,” said Ameresco CEO George Sakellaris.

The three substations will be switched on in August 2022 in San Joaquin Valley, Rancho Cucamonga and Long Beach.

California is by far the leading state in America in terms of grid battery storage, with almost 1.4GW capacity installed by mid-2021. The additional 537.5MW will take the total to almost 2GW.