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CALMAC Joins Forces with Texas Energy Storage Alliance
Company lends thermal energy storage expertise to encourage customers to reduce their demand for electricity in the region
Fair Lawn, N.J. – January 8, 2012 – CALMAC, a leader in energy storage systems, today announced that it is now a member of the Texas Energy Storage Alliance (TESA), a diverse and technology-neutral coalition of energy storage technology product and service companies. CALMAC joins TESA in its mission to promote the benefits of energy storage as well as to create a positive legal, regulatory and economic environment for the development of energy storage services within the region.
Texas is the largest electricity consuming state in the U.S., consuming 30 percent more electric power than California with 30 percent less population. Due to its growth of business and industry while having to balance supply and demand with almost instantaneous power, Texas faces tighter electricity reserves. By joining the Alliance, CALMAC showcases its commitment to the Texas electricity needs by addressing summer peak energy demands and provides its extensive knowledge of thermal energy storage for reducing a buildings peak energy load.
“CALMAC has always been a leader in the thermal energy storage market,” said Bob King, director of TESA. “The company’s mission aligns well with that of our Alliance, as we move to establish new market structures that address Texas electricity needs. The Alliance will certainly benefit from CALMAC’s expertise and experience given the number of installations they have across the country.”
“It is clear that there is significant need and immense opportunity for market transformation of the energy market in Texas,” said Mark MacCracken, CEO of CALMAC. “We look forward to working with the Alliance to educate the utilities and energy users and to establish recognition for the full value of the load shaping capacity of ice storage as an economic proposition for demand response and capacity markets.”
CALMAC Manufacturing Corporation is transforming how energy is used at buildings to the time energy is used. Widely recognized for promoting peak energy conservation and energy cost savings CALMAC is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), and the Texas Energy Storage Alliance (TESA). CALMAC is the manufacturer of IceBank® Energy Storage equipment, with over 4,000 Ice Storage installations worldwide. IceBank systems are a valuable component of the smart grid, enabling energy, including renewable wind energy that mainly blows at night, to be efficiently stored for use during periods of high demand.
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