Distributed Thermal Energy Storage into the Grid. GLENDALE, Calif. (August 20, 2013) — Ice Energy today announced full deployment of a regional energy storage program contributing capacity toward Southern California Edison’s state mandated 50 MW of energy storage.
We’re seeing a greater understanding of the role Ice Energy storage can play in delivering affordable, clean capacity to run those air conditioners we all rely on.
The Ice Bears redistribute energy use to off-peak hours when rates are much lower, thereby increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Customers include a chain of diners (24 kW), a high-tech manufacturing plant (30 kW), two wineries (127 kW) and a Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) project (38 kW). SCPPA also has a separate 53 MW Ice Energy deployment in progress. “Southern California Edison is committed to providing our customers affordable, reliable energy delivered safely. Part of our commitment to them is to help with demand-side management solutions so that they can save energy, save money and help keep the lights on for their neighbors, especially during times of high-demand on the grid. Technologies such as Ice Bears help us to move our objectives forward,” said Lisa Cagnolatti, vice president, Business Customer Division.