Durham, N.C., July 28th, 2021 – FlexGen is nearing completion commissioning of a 100MW/110MWh battery energy storage plant located near Austin, Texas. The project represents one of the largest and most advanced energy storage projects in North America and will provide critical grid services and capacity to a rapidly growing part of the state.
Commissioning a large-scale battery energy storage project takes teamwork, attention to detail, and great software to enable the full suite of services battery energy storage assets can provide.
“It’s knowing we have some super intelligent guys back at the office monitoring the changes we make real-time in the field that makes you feel like a team,” says Clint Paige, FlexGen Project & Field Software Manager. “No one is going home until we have the bugs worked out and everyone is pulling together to make it happen, whatever it takes.”
It is important to have a rigorous commissioning procedure that’s been certified in the field. Testing begins as soon as the site team has the system wired to report data, so any issues can be investigated immediately. “We have a very comprehensive checklist that we run through before our projects go online to ensure functionality and safety, says Paige, “No detail is too small. It’s what we do day in and day out.”
Communication is critical when testing a site. The company’s HybridOS EMS software allows for seamless intelligence delivery between the hardware, software, and the team. “We use a platform that allows us to correspond while recording our comments so the whole team is kept up to speed on our progress,” says Paige, “It’s helpful to have that backlog of information to guide us on future site launches.”
It’s an exciting time to be a part of the energy transition away from fossil fuels. FlexGen provides resiliency and savings to our clients while at the same time reducing a customer’s cost for power. It’s a new day and FlexGen will be here to meet the challenge.
About FlexGen HybridOS
FlexGen HybridOS is the leading energy storage software ecosystem that hosts a suite of software applications which include FlexGen DigitalTwin, PowerCloud, Fleet Manager, Site Controller, and FlexPack Controller. The FlexGen HybridOS suite creates a differentiated customer value by enabling multiple revenue streams and trading opportunities for storage assets. With real-time communication and over-the-air updates, FlexGen HybridOS software has 99.7% uptime and over 300,000 hours of proven run time.
FlexGen is the second-largest U.S. energy storage technology company and first in Texas with an 80% market share. Leveraging its best-in-class energy management software and power electronics, FlexGen delivers utility-scale storage projects integrated with traditional and renewable power generation globally. Our customers and partners include the most technically and commercially demanding developers, utilities, government agencies and industrial companies in the world. For more information, visit www.flexgen.com.