DURHAM, N.C., March 23, 2021 – FlexGen received two orders to design and optimize energy storage systems for use in large-scale data centers utilizing its reliable, affordable FlexGen HybridOS energy management system. The application of FlexGen’s innovative energy storage architecture to hyper-scale data centers marks a significant step forward in the management of resilient and clean energy for critical computing infrastructure. According to the International Energy Agency, data centers consume over 200 billion kWh of power annually, with energy demands growing rapidly to serve our growing demand for digital services.
FlexGen energy storage systems enable the displacement of uninterruptible power supplies that have historically been located within the data center building. While providing reliable back-up, these systems required large cooling loads and occupied space that could be used for additional computing capacity. The FlexGen solution provides resilient, clean, and flexible back-up power by utilizing our Li-Ion storage architecture and HybridOS Energy Management System. This innovative approach not only enables more productive use of data center space, but also enables the energy storage system to provide demand response, capacity, energy, and other services to the power grid.
Initial analysis of the FlexGen solution indicates significant savings over traditional UPS plus diesel generator back-up systems with rates of return in excess of 30 percent and payback periods under two years. By providing the proven HybridOS platform to the data center industry, FlexGen is providing both improvements to operations and enhanced value to our partners.
FlexGen is the second-largest U.S. energy storage technology company, and first in Texas with 80% market share. Leveraging its best-in-class HybridOS 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.