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Ice Energy Big Box Retailer Project

Technology Type Ice Thermal Storage
Rated Power 38 kW
URL More about Ice Energy Big Box Retailer Project
A national retail chain embraced the opportunity for one of its new flagship Las Vegas-area stores to participate in an energy storage pilot program sponsored by local utility Nevada Power (NV Energy) that offered the no-cost installation of two Ice Bear energy storage units. Of the fifteen air-conditioning units on the store’s roof top, the Ice Bear systems were connected to two Carrier Weathermaster high-efficiency 4-ton and 5-ton units. Providing an alternative to traditional demand response programs as a solution for reducing peak demand, Ice Bear storage technology shifts energy consumption from daytime hours to night-time hours – peak to off-peak. In the process, it drastically reduces peak electricity use and shrinks the environmental footprint for buildings like this one — all without any operational or behavioral change. The extreme desert heat conditions, which normally degrade an AC system’s operation, had no effect on the energy storage units. The hotter the temperature, the better the Ice Bear unit’s relative performance. The data concluded that the Ice Bears delivered 15-20 % greater cooling efficiency than a typical roof top AC unit during peak hours while using a fraction of peak electricity.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner.
Project Status
Status Operational
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

Las Vegas, Nevada
United States

Utility Nevada Power Company
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource Secondary Distribution
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Nevada Power Company
Energy Storage Technology Provider ICE Energy
Integrator Company ICE Energy
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available.
Service Use Case Electric Bill Management
Electric Energy Time Shift
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