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CALMAC Joins California Energy Storage Alliance
Addition brings more than 30 years of ice based energy storage
expertise to advocacy group
Fair Lawn, N.J. – March 15, 2011 – CALMAC, a leader in energy storage systems, today announced it has joined the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) to promote a more efficient electric grid using renewable energy in tandem with energy storage. CALMAC brings more than 30 years of ice storage technology expertise to the coalition, and will help shape the way California thinks about its electric infrastructure by using energy storage to optimize electric power supply.
“CESA clearly understands the value of energy storage as our country continues to move toward adopting a more efficient, low-carbon grid,” said Mark MacCracken, CEO of CALMAC and Chair, USGBC. “Energy storage is critical as we lessen our dependence on fossil fuels and expand the use of our nation’s renewable resources. We are proud to add our voice to a growing movement advocating on behalf of energy storage technology across multiple industries.”
Founded in 2009, CESA’s association of members helps support and influence the passage of amendments, including the passage of California’s Assembly Bill 2514, that promotes the use of grid storage in the state. CALMAC joins the coalition’s diverse range of existing members, which includes mechanical, thermal and chemical storage companies and large scale wind and solar energy component manufacturers and developers.
“We are excited to add CALMAC to our alliance, bringing greater awareness and understanding of the benefits of thermal energy storage to California,” said Janice Lin, Co-Founder and Director of CESA. “Our organization represents a wide range of experts in energy storage and renewable energy – CALMAC’s longstanding expertise and market leadership in the HVAC space brings welcomed support to our pursuit of a cleaner, more reliable and affordable electric power system in California.”
CALMAC Corporation is widely recognized for promoting peak energy conservation and energy cost savings. A member of the Electricity Storage Association (ESA), United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and now the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), CALMAC is the manufacturer of IceBank® Energy Storage equipment with over 3,600 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.
CESA is a broad advocacy coalition that is committed to expanding the role of energy storage to promote the growth of renewable energy and a more affordable, clean, and reliable electric power system. CESA is a technology and business model-neutral association; its members are a diverse mix of leading energy storage technology manufacturers, renewable energy component manufacturers, developers, and systems integrators.
Vantage Communications for CALMAC