Energy storage systems provider, CALMAC, announced that Florida’s St. Lucie School District (SLCSD) is utilizing its IceBank® energy storage tanks in 15 schools. The system has created a 30-40 percent reduction in energy costs annually, saving approximately $5 million.
Two different utilities, with different rates structures, currently supply SLCSD with energy. This led to the use of partial and full energy storage systems among the different schools in the district.
Centennial High School, for example, installed a full energy storage system to take advantage of incentives that cover most of the cost of installation.
Facilities with partial storage have smaller, more efficient chiller equipment, that work in tandem with the ice-based thermal energy storage.
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