UniEnergy Technology battery will help New York City Health + Hospitals/Jacobi reduce energy costs and improve resiliency.
As part of Mayor de Blasio’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and advance the use of renewable energy, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), in conjunction with NYC Health + Hospitals and UniEnergy Technologies (UET), delivered a twenty foot (20) foot battery – the size of a shipping container – to the NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi campus. The battery provides 100kW of energy over a four hour period to assist with peak demand reduction and powering a portion of the medical center’s energy needs in the event of a power outage.
This energy storage demonstration project is part of the City’s grid modernization efforts. It will help increase the resiliency of NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi during events such as Hurricane Sandy. The modular assembly of the battery gives DCAS the option of adding additional batteries at a future date to increase energy storage capacity.
“Energy storage systems are a game-changing technology that allow us to use energy smarter and also improve the resiliency of our facilities in the event of a power loss,” said DCAS Commissioner Lisette Camilo. “This demonstration at Jacobi will serve as a proof of concept to help us lower demand charges, reduce stress on the utility grid and understand how we can best scale-up the deployment of these technologies across municipal buildings.”
“UET is proud to be part of DCAS’s search for innovative energy technologies,” said UET’s VP of Eastern Sales, John DeBoever. “UET’s advanced containerized vanadium flow battery is non-flammable and non-toxic, meeting the safety requirements of New York City, and demonstrating its value in a dense, urban environment.”