School District in San Diego Recieves 6.3 MW of Energy Storage

By Editors of Power Engineering

A school district in San Diego now has 6.3 MW of energy storage, thanks to a system from Green Charge.

The new storage system at 12 campuses within the Poway Unified School District, including elementary, middle and high schools, is expected to save $1.6 million in energy costs over the course of the 10-year contract.

“Poway is using energy storage to cut utility costs and control spikes in our energy profile,“ said Chad Koster, Director of Maintenance and Facilities for Poway Unified. “Any time we can find a way to reduce our operating costs without impacting our students is extraordinary. Installing this energy storage system will allow Poway Unified to put these savings right back in to our schools.”

Green Charge, the largest provider of commercial energy storage in the U.S., has been designing and deploying systems since 2009.

Last year, Green Charge installed an energy storage system at the administrative building of Santa Cruz County.

In May, ENGIE acquired an 80 percent stake in Green Charge. 

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