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Good for business. Good for communities. Good for the planet.

Clean energy doesn’t get any cooler than this.

Simply by shifting when energy is used, storage can help pave the way to a cleaner, smarter, more sustainable energy system for all of us.

Storage saves money, reduces emissions, increases efficiency, improves reliability, and makes better use of clean, renewable energy.

For utilities, it means the ability to use cleaner, more efficient and less expensive off peak power to produce and story energy to meet peak demand, providing the equivalent of thousands of megawatts of clean peaking power.

In turn, it helps reduce overall demand on the electric system, lowers stress on the grid, and reduces the risk of brownouts and blackouts – even on the hottest days. Meaning utilities can continue to deliver reliable, affordable electric service to the communities they serve in a sustainable, environmentally-sensitive manner – now and into the future.

And, because generating power at night is a more efficient process, and less expensive too, it quickly translates into savings in electric system operating costs. All this helps to keep consumer electricity rates as low as possible.

In the communities that are home to Ice Bear projects, storage delivers reduced daytime energy consumption, increased efficiency and lower energy costs for local businesses and building owners, as well as a smaller carbon footprint, lower greenhouse emissions and fewer harmful, smog-causing emissions.

By enabling the reliable integration and increased penetration of energy from clean, renewable sources like wind and solar, storage – itself a qualifying Renewable Portfolio Resource under some definitions and statutes – works hard for the planet, too.

Energy storage can capture that clean, no-emission energy and put it to use when it is needed most – during peak demand periods. It also helps to “smooth” power production from renewables, which are intermittent by nature and often out of sync with peak demand.

Increasing the demand during off peak periods with storage increases the amount of renewable resources that can be reliably integrated onto the grid, effectively delivering a more balanced load profile.  Which, again, helps keep consumer electricity rates as low as possible.

And, closer to home, along with these benefits come hundreds of new, family-wage, green collar jobs in the communities where utility-scale storage projects are installed.

That’s the power to make a difference.

That’s the power of Ice.

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