Energy Storage System Conserves Energy, Reduces Costs

June 26, 2014 By Karen Henry

CoxConserves-energe-manageThrough its Cox Conserves sustainability program, Cox Enterprises is using Stem’s 18 kW PowerStore energy storage system at its Manheim Southern California auction location in Fontana, Calif. The system provides the location with real-time data analytics that are used to optimize efficiency and reduce electricity costs.

The PowerStore system manages peak usage in Manheim Southern California’s main facility. Stem’s predictive software allows the building to use the most economical form of power available at any given moment, whether from the battery-based storage or from the grid, the company said.

The Manheim Southern California location has also implemented HVAC controls and reduced outdoor lighting wattage to conserve energy.

Cox Enterprises also utilizes alternative energy in Southern California through fuel cells and solar projects at Cox Communications, the company’s broadband communications and entertainment division.

Cox expanded its sustainability goals earlier this year and plans to send zero waste to landfill in the next 7–10 years and become carbon and water neutral in the next 25–30 years.

The company also announced a national employee solar program that provides financial incentives for employees who choose to install solar panel systems on their homes.


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