(Bloomberg) — Advanced Microgrid Solutions, a provider of
energy-storage systems, agreed to install as much as 20
megawatts of capacity at Royal Dutch Shell Plc sites in
Advanced Microgrid will design, finance, build and operate
the battery systems, and Shell will have dispatch rights,
according to an e-mailed statement Monday from the San
Francisco-based storage provider.
The storage company installs systems at commercial and
industrial buildings and connects them to the local power grid.
When power demand in an area is high, the buildings can draw
electricity from the batteries, freeing up energy that can be
made available to other users.
Advanced Microgrid said June 4 it had agreed to buy 500
megawatts of batteries from Tesla Motors Inc. for projects
including a 50-megawatt commitment to Edison International’s
Southern California Edison unit. It expects its first 10-megawatt system to be installed in Irvine, California, next
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