On the heels of Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Advanced Microgrid Solutions announces Shell Energy deal


SAN FRANCISCO – Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Shell Energy North America (Shell Energy) to install up to 20 megawatts (MW) of battery storage at the sites of Shell Energy’s commercial, industrial and utility customers across California.

Through the agreement, AMS and Shell Energy will work together to identify new and existing direct access and utility customers who wish to install advanced battery systems. With this innovative and forward-looking agreement, Shell Energy reinforces its commitment to customer service by delivering the latest advancements in energy management, cost reduction, emergency production and technology.

“We are delighted to be working with Shell Energy on a new fleet of hybrid electric buildings in California,” said Katherine Ryzhaya, Commercial Director of AMS. “This collaboration will save Shell Energy customers money while contributing to the modernization and resiliency of the grid.

AMS will design, finance, build and operate the projects. Shell Energy will have allocation rights over the capacity to be used in planning and market operations.

This new agreement follows a 500 MW / hour storage agreement between AMS and Tesla as well as a contract signed in November 2014 with Southern California Edison (SCE) to construct 50 MW of storage in buildings to support the network. AMS’s first 10MW hybrid electric construction project will be installed in Irvine, Calif., In 2016.

About Advanced Microgrid Solutions

Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) is a pioneer in the use of energy storage systems for power grid support. Using a technology independent approach, the company designs, finances, installs and manages advanced energy storage solutions for owners of commercial, industrial and government buildings.

A certified female-owned business, AMS will donate a portion of its proceeds to a microcredit fund for businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans. Find us on the web at: http://www.advmicrogrid.com

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