CODA Energy has announced the full interconnection and operation of the largest behind the meter lithium-ion energy storage system in the Los Angeles basin. The 1,054kWh/510kW system was developed under a contract with South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and co-funded through California's Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). The project demonstrates the scalability of CODA Energy's peak shaving product architecture by managing demand charges for its facility headquarters.
The system comprises two networked and aggregated multi-tower systems that can operate in concert or deliver independent, specialized services. The 1,054kWh/510kW energy storage system is composed of new lithium-iron phosphate electric vehicle (EV) battery cell packs and demonstrates the possibility of second life electric vehicle (EV) battery applications. The project provides large-scale peak shaving for the CODA Energy manufacturing facility in support of the company's existing and growing energy needs, alleviating CODA's usage of the local grid. As part of the company's building load management, the system is used to power EV charging stations for CODA Energy's electric vehicle fleet and local visitors to Monrovia's nearby downtown businesses.
In addition to the 1,054kWh project, CODA has installed two more multi-tower networked systems totaling another 1MW that are ready to interconnect, and a third 120kW networked, multi-tower array that is currently undergoing validation and slated for customer delivery in early 2015.