US-based battery manufacturer Powin Energy will deliver a 10MW/10MWh energy storage system (ESS) to GlidePath Power Solutions for a distributed energy storage project in Electric Reliability Council Of Texas (ERCOT) territory.
The ESS will use lithium iron phosphate batteries arranged in Powin’s Stack battery architecture, which has been deployed in “the largest battery storage project in Canada, and the largest microgrid storage project in Mexico.”
The system will also utilise Powin’s bp-OS (battery pack operating system), “which offers a common battery management system and energy management system for platform control, regardless of which cell sub-supplier Powin chooses”.
Powin may well select to receive its cells from China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology, with whom it recently struck a 1.85GWh supply deal, securing the Oregon-based battery maker’s supply into 2022.
Illinois-based GlidePath— a portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure— has more than 100MW of commercially operating battery projects, and “a 1GW+ greenfield development pipeline of battery storage projects across the US”.