FlexGen, an energy storage integrator, announced that Vistra Energy, an integrated power company, awarded a contract to design and integrate a 10-MW/42-MWh FlexGen energy storage system at the Upton 2 solar power plant in Texas.
When completed in late 2018, the energy storage system, using FlexGen’s Hybrid OS software, will allow Vistra to store inexpensive solar energy generated during the day and deliver it to customers during evening hours when demand is greatest, improving grid reliability.
The lithium-ion energy storage project at Upton 2 will be the largest in Texas, and the seventh largest in the United States.
“Vistra is leading our country’s transformation toward a reliable, low cost, sustainable energy mix and we’re thrilled to be supporting its storage strategy,” said Josh Prueher, FlexGen CEO. “The power grid of the future will see energy storage integrated on site with solar, wind, and gas generation, and the Upton solar plus storage project is a trailblazing example.”
FlexGen, backed by Altira Group, General Electric and Caterpillar, designs and delivers energy storage solutions to utilities, power companies and industrial customers worldwide. FlexGen products combine proprietary software, advanced energy storage and power conversion technologies to improve cost, reliability, quality, safety and sustainability of electrical power systems.
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