AMS partners with Texas Electric Cooperatives, will install 200-kWh energy storage system at distribution center

Written By: Stratton Report
January 25, 2017

Advanced Microgrid Solutions

On January 25, Advanced Microgrid Solutions announced that it had formed a partnership with Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. to offer energy storage services to its member cooperatives. The firm also noted it would host an advanced energy storage system installed and operated by AMS at the association’s Master Distribution Center in Georgetown, Texas.

Per AMS, this partnership will allow TEC to offer its 75 member cooperatives preferred pricing for advanced energy storage systems and AMS services.  

AMS stressed that it will design, install and operate a 200-kWh advanced energy storage system at TEC’s Georgetown Master Distribution Center, which supports electrical cooperatives across Texas and serves as TEC’s classroom training facility.

Johnny Andrews, Chief Operating Officer, TEC Manufacturing & Distribution Services noted: “Battery storage represents the next step in optimizing our use of renewable energy. We are excited to provide this technology to our members and to showcase how battery storage can maximize the efficiency of their electric grid. TEC is constantly looking for new and better technological solutions to support our members in their delivery of electricity.”

Susan Kennedy, AMS’s Chief Executive Officer remarked:

“We are excited to be working with Texas Electric Cooperatives. TEC is a national leader in the cooperative electricity business, and this project will not just contribute to grid modernization and resiliency for its member agencies in Texas; it will serve as a tremendous learning opportunity for cooperatives serving rural areas across the U.S.”