AMS Breaks 2 Gigawatt-Hours in Grid Services

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By JEFF ST. JOHN
March 19, 2019

South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Edison’s ground­break­ing DER pro­cure­ment breaks a record for bat­tery-based vir­tu­al pow­er plants serv­ing real-world grid needs.

The com­pe­ti­tion for the title of “world’s largest vir­tu­al pow­er plant” has large­ly been focused on res­i­den­tial solar-bat­tery sys­tems, like those being deployed by con­tenders like Australia’s AGL or Vermont’s Green Moun­tain Pow­er.

But accord­ing to AMS, for­mer­ly known as Advanced Micro­grid Solu­tions, the world’s biggest VPP is already up and run­ning in the form of the 27-megawatt, 142-megawatt-hour fleet of bat­ter­ies it’s man­ag­ing today at com­mer­cial and indus­tri­al sites across the ter­ri­to­ry of util­i­ty South­ern Cal­i­for­nia Edi­son.

On Tues­day, the San Fran­cis­co-based start­up announced that its sys­tems, installed as part of SCE’s ground­break­ing dis­trib­uted ener­gy resources pro­cure­ment in 2014, deliv­ered more than 2 gigawatt-hours of grid ser­vices over their first year of oper­a­tions.

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