FlexGen launches EV charging alternative with integrated strength management, battery storage

FlexGen commercial and industrial BESS in Puerto Rico. Graphic: FlexGen.

FlexGen Power Systems has released an electrical motor vehicle charging alternative combining its electrical power administration system (EMS) system and battery electricity storage. 

The North Carolina-based mostly strength storage procedure integrator organization yesterday (16 February) declared the launch of Plug & Engage in FlexGen Electrical Motor vehicle (EV) Charging Products and services. 

It utilises its HybridOS 9.3 EMS system and a containerised vitality storage program (ESS) to optimise electricity intake for the charging community operator, and the system integrates with on-web-site power resources. 

Benefits includes lowering peak need to stay clear of charge charges from utilities by optimising usage. It also makes it possible for the person to by participate in regional electrical power marketplaces to get the greatest price for their electricity. 

Flexgen also claims to have expanded the EMS’ microgrid capabilities to permit it to proceed giving charging power irrespective of what is going on on the electrical power grid, like an outage, for case in point. 

“EV’s are the upcoming, and versatile, highly developed, available EV charging is the most vital phase to realising that long term. With Hybrid OS, FlexGen is beautifully positioned to satisfy the Biden Administration’s prepare to present onsite charging alongside the national freeway method,” said Kelcy Pegler, CEO of FlexGen. 

It arrives six months after the agency secured US$150 million expenditure from asset manager Apollo Worldwide Administration. FlexGen started out life about a 10 years ago specialising in microgrids for prospects which includes the US Army, but has a lot more a short while ago come to be regarded for grid-related electrical power storage techniques. It has deployed numerous methods in Texas and commenced checking out niches in Midwestern US states.

Late very last yr it was awarded a 2.1GWh source agreement by clever electricity developer Ameresco for battery tasks in California and in January this calendar year commenced the deployment of 40MWh of BESS at substations in North Carolina for electric cooperatives.

Hitachi Electricity just lately launched similar updates to its EV charging EMS-BESS blended system which it said would present equivalent valuable features, as coated by Power-storage.information. Vitality storage company and software group Stem Inc, which publicly detailed by a SPAC merger past calendar year, reported the convergence of EV charging infrastructure and solar/battery storage is more and more gaining momentum.