CODA Opens 1 MWh Energy Storage System In California
CODA Energy is expanding its business of energy storage systems by launching 1,054 kWh / 510 kW unit called “the largest behind-the-meter energy storage system in the Los Angeles basin“.
1,054 kWh is equivalent to 35 30 kWh battery packs for cars. CODA Energy, like CODA Automotive, is using LiFePO4 cells.
“The 1,054kWh / 510kW system was developed under a contract with South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and co-funded through California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). The project demonstrates the scalability of CODA Energy’s peak shaving product architecture by managing demand charges for its facility headquarters.”
CODA began installations at the beginning of the year and stated that it already reached a level of nearly 3 MWh.
Peter Nortman, COO and CTO at CODA Energy stated:
“CODA Energy set high goals for this year. We now have proven solutions that cover the full spectrum of our commercial and industrial customers’ needs for peak power and energy. Our behind-the-meter active and interconnected storage systems range from a 40kWh UL listed energy storage appliance to this 1,054 kWh scaled and tailored aggregation solution. We provide the most innovative, reliable, and technologically advanced storage systems currently available. This system is actually comprised of two (2) networked and aggregated multi-tower systems that can operate in concert or deliver independent, specialized services. CODA’s scalable hardware and proprietary networking software give us high flexibility in system configuration, and the ability to expand in a cohesive and modular way within a site, across multiple sites, or regionally. We have achieved our 2014 goal of putting a solid, working foundation in place that we can scale from.”
Here is further info on CODA Energy:
“CODA Energy Demonstrates Scalability
CODA Energy’s commitment to its customers’ needs and leading growth in the energy storage industry is fundamental to the scalability of its business. The company’s technology is also highly adaptable, as evidenced by projects ranging from small commercial applications to large scale installations. In addition to the 1,054kWh project, CODA has installed two more multi-tower networked systems totaling another 1MW that are ready to interconnect, and a third 120kW networked, multi-tower array that is currently undergoing validation and slated for customer delivery in early 2015.
The 1,054kWh / 510kW energy storage system is comprised of new lithium-iron phosphate electric vehicle (EV) battery cell packs and demonstrates the possibility of second life electric vehicle (EV) battery applications. The project provides large-scale peak shaving for the CODA Energy manufacturing facility in support of the company’s existing and growing energy needs, alleviating CODA’s usage of the local grid. As part of the company’s building load management, the system is used to power EV charging stations for CODA Energy’s electric vehicle fleet and local visitors to Monrovia’s nearby downtown businesses.”