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Georgia Utility Proceeds with Plans for 15-MW Iron-Air Battery System

Form Energy Inc. on June 12 said that it is continuing under a definitive agreement with Georgia Power to deploy a 15 megawatt/1,500 megawatt-hour iron-air battery system in Georgia. The battery system is expected to come online as early as 2026 and is subject to regulatory approvals.

Form Energy and investor-owned Georgia Power continue to collaborate to evaluate and demonstrate that the iron-air battery technology will strengthen Georgia’s electric grid against normal day-to-day, week-to-week, and season-to-season weather variability, in addition to extreme weather events.

This analysis includes modeling by Georgia Power, as well as input from Formware, Form Energy’s investment and operational modeling tool for power grids.

In late January, Form Energy announced that it had entered into definitive agreements with investor-owned Xcel Energy to deploy Form Energy’s iron-air battery systems at two of Xcel Energy's retiring coal plant sites.

Xcel Energy–Minnesota will deploy a 10 MW/1,000 MWh multi-day storage system at the Sherburne County Generating Station in Becker, Minnesota. Xcel Energy–Colorado will deploy a 10 MW/1,000 MWh multi-day storage system at the Comanche Generating Station in Pueblo, Colorado. Both projects are expected to come online as early as 2025 and are subject to regulatory approvals in their respective states.

In December, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced that Form Energy will partner with the state of West Virginia to build its first iron-air battery manufacturing facility on 55 acres of property in the northern panhandle of West Virginia, along the Ohio River.