The Los Angeles-SCE – Ice Thermal Storage System is a 25,600kW energy storage project located in Los Angeles, California, US.

The thermal energy storage project uses ice as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2014.


The Los Angeles-SCE – Ice Thermal Storage System is owned by Ice Energy (100%).

The key applications of the project are electric bill management, electric energy time shift and renewable energy time shift.

Contractors involved

Ice Energy is the owner of Los Angeles-SCE – Ice Thermal Storage System.

Additional information

Ice Energy has been awarded 16 contracts from Southern California Edison (SCE) to provide 25.6 MW of behind-the-meter thermal energy storage using Ice Energy’s proprietary Ice Bear system.
The contract resulted from an open and competitive process under SCE’s Local Capacity Requirements (LCR) RFO. The goals of the LCR RFO and California’s Storage Act Mandates are to optimize grid reliability, support renewables integration to meet the 2020 portfolio standards, and support the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 20% of 1990 levels by 2050.
Ice Energy’s product, the Ice Bear, attaches to one or more standard 5-20 ton commercial AC units. The Ice Bear freezes ice at night when demand for power is low, capacity is abundant and increasingly sourced from renewables such as wind power. Then during the day, stored ice is used to provide cooling, instead of the power-intensive AC compressor. Ice Bears are deployed in smart-grid enabled, megawatt-scale fleets, and each Ice Bear can re.


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