Commercial & Industrial (C&I)

Take control of your energy costs and improve resiliency

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Adding long-duration energy storage can reduce energy costs, improve resilience and unlock additional revenue opportunities.

Energy warehouse installedThe safe and nontoxic energy storage solutions from ESS will enable you to:

Manage demand charges: Demand charges can make up as much as half a C&I electricity customer’s energy bill. Tap into an ESS Energy Warehouse or Energy Center during peaks, when demand charges are highest, and reduce energy costs.

Leverage time-of-use (TOU) rates: If your power provider offers time-based rates, save by charging an Energy Center or Energy Warehouse off-peak when rates are low and discharging the battery when rates rise.

Maximize solar investments: Don’t let unused solar power get exported to the grid. Store that energy for use when needed to avoid paying retail rates for consumption.

Enhance your energy security: Long-duration storage delivers reliable backup power when grid power is unavailable whether due to a Public Safety Power Shutoff, extreme weather, or equipment malfunction. ESS solutions deliver up to 12 hours of capacity to keep the lights on when the grid goes dark.

Gain revenue with market opportunities: Depending on location, it may be possible to use storage assets to participate in energy markets that support grid frequency, voltage and reliability.

Support corporate ESG targets and build your brand: Increasingly, Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) performance is a major concern of customers and investors alike. Adding ESS’ sustainable long-duration energy storage technology can maximize use of renewable energy with a technology that is safe, non-hazardous, and has the lowest carbon footprint on the market.

Energy Storage Use Cases

Behind-the-meter renewable energy time shifting

Demand charge management

Time-of-use tariff arbitrage

Energy security

Utility ancillary services (where allowed)


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Case Studies

Use case: demand charge reduction

For C&I customers, energy storage can be utilized in response to peak electricity needs. By discharging stored energy at the “high water mark” of usage, energy storage effectively reduces an organization’s demand charges.