CODA Energy announced the full interconnection and operation of the largest behind-the-meter lithium-ion energy storage system in the Los Angeles basin. The 1,054 kWh, 510 kW system was developed under a contract with South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and co-funded through California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP).
CODA began installations at the beginning of the year and has nearly 3 MWh of energy storage installations with manufacturing, retail and public sector customers.
The energy storage system comprises new lithium-ion phosphate electric vehicle (EV) battery cell packs and demonstrates the possibility of second life electric vehicle (EV) battery applications. The project provides large-scale peak shaving for the CODA Energy manufacturing facility in support of the company’s existing and growing energy needs, alleviating CODA’s usage of the local grid. As part of the company’s building load management, the system is used to power EV charging stations for CODA Energy’s electric vehicle fleet and visitors to the area’s nearby downtown businesses.
In addition to the 1,054kWh project, CODA has installed two more multi-tower networked systems totaling another 1 MW that are ready to interconnect, and a third 120 kW networked, multi-tower array that is currently undergoing validation and is slated for customer delivery in early 2015.