The Riverside Public Utilities Ice Thermal Storage System is a 5,000kW energy storage project located in Riverside, California, US.
The thermal energy storage project uses ice as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2015.
The Riverside Public Utilities Ice Thermal Storage System is owned by Riverside Public Utilities (100%).
The key application of the project is electric energy time shift.
Riverside Public Utilities is the owner. Ice Energy is the technology provider for the project.
The city of Riverside, California, selected Ice Energy to align with its Utility 2.0 smart grid and renewable energy plan. Ice Energy’s product, the Ice Bear, is a thermal energy storage technology that will help Riverside Public Utilities better integrate its increasing reliance on renewable energy resources like solar, wind, and geothermal systems to maintain low energy costs for its customers.
Ice Energy’s product, the Ice Bear, attaches to one or more standard 5-20 ton commercial rooftop air conditioning units. The Ice Bear freezes ice at night when demand for power is low and capacity is high. Then during the day, the stored ice is used to provide cooling, instead of power-intensive air conditioning compressors, helping to reduce peak use surges.
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