The installed base of Ice Bear energy storage systems has successfully recorded more than five million hours of cumulative field run time. Since 2005, Ice Energy and its utility partners have installed and operated the distributed energy storage units to shift building energy use from peak to off-peak hours – when electricity generation is cleaner, more efficient and less expensive – across a wide range of climates and geographies throughout the United States and Canada. Locations include the hot, dry deserts and inland valleys of California, Arizona and Nevada; the coastal climates of Hawaii, California and Florida; the heat and humidity of Texas, Tennessee and Alabama; and the extreme temperature regions of Ontario, Canada, and Northern Colorado.
In logging the five million hours, the systems have been successfully operating on a wide range of commercial, retail, government, and educational facilities with uptime in excess of 99 percent. These include major national retailers, restaurants and fast-food outlets, convenience stores, data centers, libraries, fire and police stations, schools, light commercial and manufacturing facilities, municipal buildings, an airport and even a motion picture studio.
When aggregated and deployed at scale, Ice Energy’s Ice Bear energy storage system represents a sustainable new energy solution equivalent to thousands of megawatts of clean peak power for utilities, enabling them to deliver reliable, competitively priced electric service to their customers in a sustainable, environmentally sensitive manner.
The company recently announced an agreement with the Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) to implement a 53 Megawatt energy storage project utilizing Ice Energy technology. The project, which represents the deployment of Ice Bear systems on thousands of locations throughout Southern California, will reduce California’s peak electrical demand by as much as 64 Gigawatt hours annually, saving enough on-peak energy to power the equivalent of 10,000 average homes.