AUSTIN, Texas and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (TEC), an association representing some of the largest electricity cooperatives in the United States, today announced a partnership with cleantech leader Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) to offer AMS services to its member cooperatives, and host an advanced energy storage system installed and operated by AMS at its Master Distribution Center in Georgetown, Texas.
This partnership will allow TEC to offer its 75 member cooperatives preferred pricing for advanced energy storage systems and AMS services. The system that TEC will install at its own 160,000 square foot Master Distribution Center will reduce TEC's peak energy demand, while providing support to the electric grid. It will also provide training and educational opportunities for all of TEC's member cooperative electric utilities. The project effectively demonstrates how utilities can use advanced energy storage to maximize efficiencies, reduce costs and enhance the reliability and security of their electric grids.
"Battery storage represents the next step in optimizing our use of renewable energy," said Johnny Andrews, Chief Operating Officer, TEC Manufacturing & Distribution Services. "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."