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FlexGen and SMT Energy join forces for 100 MW ES portfolio in Texas

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FlexGenPower Systems, Inc. has announced it has signed contracts to supply advanced energy storage systems and FlexGen HybridOS™ software for SMT Energy's portfolio of ten energy storage projects in Texas.

The projects will be certified to all four ERCOT checklists to provide the full range of ancillary services to the ERCOT market. The projects will come online in phases from Spring through Fall of 2023. The plants, rated at 10MW and 9.95MWh of capacity utilize the latest in liquid cooled energy storage technology to provide maximum flexibility.

"Texas consumers and businesses need a reliable energy grid that delivers power where and when it's needed—energy storage is the key to delivering that reliability. FlexGen is proud to partner with SMT Energy to deploy these advanced energy storage plants. Our experience in Texas is deep, these projects build upon our experience of our 350MW of storage currently operating in the ERCOT," said Kelcy Pegler, CEO of FlexGen.

"FlexGen is here for the long haul—as part of this agreement, we're providing lifecycle services for the next 15 years of operation to ensure these facilities generate exceptional value for SMT Energy over the full life of the project."

"In this extremely challenging macro-environment, FlexGen has been an integral part of maneuvering this portfolio through various supply-chain and procurement constraints", noted John Switzer and David Spotts, Co-Founders of SMT Energy.

"As we continue to develop our additional 1.5 GWh of battery energy storage projects in Texas, it is pivotal we continue to focus on medium-term equipment procurement, to quickly provide the Texas grid with resiliency and stability."

The 100MW of projects will improve the resilience of the ERCOT grid, enable the integration of intermittent renewable energy, and improve the ability of the grid to balance load and supply in the region. 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 industry-leading HybridOS energy management system platform delivers the full stack of energy storage value, including ancillary services, capacity, and energy market. The SMT projects build on FlexGen's rapidly growing fleet of energy storage assets operating throughout the United States with Investor-Owned Utilities, Municipal and Cooperative Utilities, and Independent Power Producers. 

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