Cargill, Black & Veatch, EnerNOC Work with Tesla on Energy Storage

May 4, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

Energy Manage Cargill logoCargill is collaborating with Tesla and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to install Tesla’s energy storage at the company’s Fresno beef processing facility. Tesla’s batteries help to reduce energy costs by storing electricity at off-peak use times, then using it during peak periods. In total, the Tesla batteries have a 1 MW capacity that will be charged daily from the existing PG&E electricity grid system during off-peak hours, when electricity rates are lowest. Electric utility cost savings are estimated to be more than $100,000 annually.

Black & Veatch is also expanding its relationship with Tesla Motors. Black & Veatch provides design, engineering and construction services for large-scale commercial, industrial and municipal facilities using Tesla energy storage products. Black & Veatch’s SII team has designed more than 24 MW of behind-the-meter stationary capacity at more than 20 commercial and industrial facilities in support of Tesla’s energy storage initiative. More than 10 MW of capacity is already complete. Black & Veatch is actively engaged in the planning stage for development of several other utility scale stationary storage systems.

Finally, EnerNOC will collaborate with Tesla on the deployment and management of energy storage systems in commercial and industrial buildings. EnerNOC and Tesla will enable enterprises to monetize the batteries through demand charge management and demand response. Initial collaboration will include select EnerNOC customers in California. Enablement of EnerNOC customer sites with Tesla energy storage systems is currently underway.

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