ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fluence Energy, Inc. (“Fluence” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FLNC), a leading global provider of energy storage products and services, and cloud-based software for renewables and storage, today announced the commercial operation of a combined 908 MWh battery-based energy storage system complex. Located in Lancaster, California, The AES Corporation projects include the 100 MW / 400 MWh Luna Battery Storage Project and 127 MW / 508 MWh Lancaster Area Battery (LAB) energy storage system comprising one of the largest energy storage complexes operating in California or around the world.
“These energy storage systems came online at just the right time when extreme heat caused spikes in electricity demand and stressed the state’s power grid,” said Fluence President, Americas, John Zahurancik. “These critical projects are prime examples of how increased energy storage capacity supports resilient power grids and enables the clean energy transition.”
Both projects use Fluence’s Gridstack™ grid-scale, industrial-strength energy storage product incorporating the Company’s sixth generation technology and more than 14 years of design and deployment experience.
In addition, the LAB energy storage system will employ Fluence Mosaic™ for intelligent bidding in the state’s wholesale market, operated by CAISO. Mosaic’s cloud-based platform will integrate directly with Gridstack, processing operating constraints and parameters in real-time, and employ advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence to generate bids that maximize LAB’s market earnings. Both projects utilize Fluence’s operational services packages for performance guarantees and maintenance support. Combined, the Luna and LAB energy storage systems store clean energy from 18 adjacent AES solar projects, providing increased flexibility to California’s power grid by enabling increased use of clean energy when the sun isn’t shining and also during high demand periods.
“By utilizing several solutions from our ecosystem of products, customers can craft tailored commercial and operational packages that align to their needs,” said Zahurancik. “We’re proud to optimize the long-term value of energy storage systems as we partner with leading customers to build the clean energy future.”
“The Luna and LAB Battery Storage projects are two more important steps in California’s safe and reliable energy transition,” said Leo Moreno, AES Clean Energy President. “With these two projects, we are delivering the reliable energy our customers and California’s residents need, while also investing in the communities in which we work. The Luna and LAB projects demonstrate how we’re advancing the state’s 2045 zero carbon emissions goal.”
To date, Fluence has more than 1 GW of contracted and operating energy storage projects in California and more than 5 GW globally. In addition, Fluence Mosaic has more than 8,170 MW of assets contracted or under management globally.
Fluence Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLNC) is a global market leader in energy storage products and services, and cloud-based software for renewables and storage. With a presence in over 40 markets globally, Fluence provides an ecosystem of offerings to drive the clean energy transition, including modular, scalable energy storage products, comprehensive service offerings, and the Fluence IQ Platform, which delivers AI-enabled SaaS products for managing and optimizing renewables and storage from any provider. The Company is transforming the way we power our world by helping customers create more resilient and sustainable electric grids.
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