Battery energy storage and software provider FlexGen Power Systems Inc. has streamlined its process for upgrading its energy management system to meet the latest utility standards and power market regulations.
The company’s solutions enable the successful installation of upgrades for energy storage owners, and helps reduce the average upgrade time by about 75%. The upgrades were completed on BESS projects in ERCOT, known for its stringent standards, and similar updates are achievable in each energy market across the United States.
Providing system upgrades quickly has risen in importance as grids across the country come to rely on energy storage for energy deployment, grid reliability and other ancillary services. The last year has been particularly critical with unprecedented heat waves requiring grid operators to change its specifications and regulations to maximize the resilience of the built infrastructure like energy storage. Upgrading battery storage sites has traditionally been a time-consuming process, requiring significant downtime and labor-intensive efforts. FlexGen’s upgrade process minimizes downtime, allowing operators to leverage the benefits of enhanced functionality and improved performance without prolonged interruptions.
“Our team is dedicated to driving innovation and delivering the best energy storage solutions to our customers,” said Hugh Scott, chief technology officer at FlexGen. “We understand the importance of minimizing downtime and maximizing the potential of battery storage systems.”
FlexGen is dedicated to providing best-in-class service and performance for its customers, seeking to ensure safety, reliability and resiliency in all operating environments. FlexGen’s HybridOS energy management system delivers the full stack of energy storage value, including ancillary services, capacity and energy market trading. The company recently announced the newest version of the software platform, HybridOS 11, which adds a host of features that enhance the energy storage asset users’ experience, ensure system stability and availability, and provide advanced system analytics.
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently directed the non-profit North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) to develop new or modified reliability standards that address reliability gaps related to inverter-based resources like solar, wind and energy storage. NERC is also directed to present a comprehensive standards development plan providing that all new or modified Reliability Standards necessary to address the inverter-based resource-related reliability gaps are identified.
— Solar Builder magazine