The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, California, unveiled a Green Charge Networks energy storage system coupled with electric vehicle DC charging. Shore Hotel is a newly-built LEED Gold certified hotel.
The energy storage system coupled with EV charging is expected to save the hotel 50 percent in demand charges.
According to Green Charge, every time an EV is plugged into a charging station, the electricity demand for a building spikes, which can leave businesses with high demand charges at the end of the month. Demand charges are part of a commercial electricity bill and are determined by the highest 15 minutes of use during a billing cycle. Even one sudden spike in energy usage can increase the monthly electric bill.