Monday, June 16, 2014
One million watts. That’s a lot of juice. Enough to power nearly 435 2,000-square-foot homes running air conditioners, pool pumps and electric water heaters. In fact, it’s such a big number that SCE predicted the South Coast Plaza Towers in Costa Mesa, California, would only be able to deliver a third of that amount to the grid when they signed on to take part in SCE’s demand response program. But guess what? South Coast Plaza installed LOBOS.
The South Coast Plaza Towers, which include three out of the first four office buildings to be awarded LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council for Operations and Maintenance, are renowned for their environmental building initiatives, so when they decided to outfit the towers with automated demand response capability, they, of course, used the optimization technology that is second to none.
After South Coast Plaza Towers installed LOBOS in the fall of 2012, SCE ran a commissioning test expecting around 300,000 or so watts of demand response curtailment. What they got, however, was one million watts, and while we weren’t particularly surprised, because we know the power of LOBOS, we were thrilled to so significantly outperform. And, of course, with tenant comfort being such a priority, LOBOS delivers this curtailment without anyone ever breaking a sweat.
We’re grateful to the South Coast Plaza management for looking to us to help make their demand response participation such a success. They’re now entering their second ADR season, and we are looking forward to hearing about their green gains for years to come.
SCE offers a variety of savings incentives for companies who participate in demand response programs. Find out how much energy LOBOS can save in your building by using the handy calculator found on our website homepage.
Read the press release featured on PRWeb.
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