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San Diego’s Third Largest School District Installs 6.3 MWh of Energy Storage with Green Charge

  |   Energy Storage, K-12 Sustainability

Poway Unified School District to Save $1.6 Million in Reduced Utility Costs and Control Energy Use


Cleantech San Diego member company Green Charge, the largest provider of commercial energy storage in the U.S., announced that San Diego’s Poway Unified School District has installed more than 6.3 MWh of energy storage. The Green Charge energy storage system is now deployed at 12 campuses including elementary, middle and high schools and is expected to save the district more than $1.6 million over the 10-year term of the contract with Green Charge. The Green Charge energy storage system and installation came at no cost to the district through Green Charge’s shared-savings model the Power Efficiency Agreement™ (PEA). Poway serves nearly 36,000 students in San Diego and is the third-largest school district in the County.


“Poway is using energy storage to cut utility costs and control spikes in our energy profile,“  said Chad Koster, Director of Maintenance and Facilities for Poway Unified. “We are excited about this opportunity to partner with Green Charge. Any time we can find a way to reduce our operating costs without impacting our students is extraordinary.  Installing this energy storage system will allow Poway Unified to put these savings right back into our schools.”


 “Poway is at the cutting edge of a new way of managing its energy costs,” said Vic Shao, CEO at Green Charge. “Energy storage allows Poway to reduce monthly electricity bills, help enhance the resiliency of the power grid and save money in the process.”


Green Charge provides customers a proven, efficient energy storage platform that combines scalable cloud-based big data analytics software with industry-leading battery storage systems, all with no capital outlay. Through the PEA, Green Charge provides a zero down cost solution and installs, owns and maintains all equipment.


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