Briefs: Thermal storage in public buildings in California

Energy storage equipment is to be installed in 28 city buildings and 250 local businesses as part of a partnership between Glendale Water & Power and Ice Energy. The USD 4.25 million programme will install 1.5 MW of energy storage and marks the initial rollout of the ice storage company's 53 MW project with members of the Southern California Public Power Authority. The energy storage capacity will have the potential to shift 64 GWh of electrical consumption. Under the initial phase of the programme, conventional air-conditioning units at 28 Glendale city facilities will be replaced with newer thermal-storage equipped units. In addition, the programme will fund the installation of similar systems for over 250 local businesses.