Today, PowerFlex – an EDF Renewables Company, announced that a solar photovoltaics and battery energy storage project is now operating at Cox Communications’ corporate office in San Diego, CA. Accordingly, this project can help reduce utility costs and improving sustainability at the Federal Blvd site.
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About the asset
Indeed, this is the first solar plus storage project in the country for Cox Communications. Moreover, the private broadband company expects theintegrated onsite battery storage, carport, and roof-top solar installation combined to offset more than 374 tons of carbon each year.
Accordingly, it would contribute to the more than 657,000 tons of CO2 offset since 2007 by Cox Conserves; particularly, this is Cox Enterprise’s national sustainability program.
In this sense, Councilmember Monica Montgomery-Steppe (District 4) commented in a media release; “I was impressed with Cox’s system at their federal campus and inspired by the companywide commitment to sustainability.”
Moreover, “Cox Communications’ new energy system installation is a perfect example of the transition to our clean energy future. Therefore, I look forward to seeing more of these systems installed with the roll-out of San Diego Community Power,” added Councilmember Elo-Rivera (District 9).
Reception at Cox Communications and Power Flex
Similarly, said Sam Attisha, Senior Vice President for Cox Communications said; “Sustainability and driving positive environmental change are core to the way Cox does business. Thus, we’re excited our largest California facility is spearheading the use of solar power and battery storage to reduce our carbon footprint in the region.”
Lastly, “this solar project will generate almost 20% of the building energy usage,” added Attisha. Besides, it will “move us closer to our company’s goals to send zero waste to landfills by 2024. Also, to be carbon and water neutral by 2034.”
In this sense, Michael Robinson, Director of Microgrids and Strategic Market Development at PowerFlex, commented; Indeed, “PowerFlex is proud to deliver an integrated solution to Cox Communications to reduce energy costs and lessen their carbon footprint. Further, the project demonstrates PowerFlex’s comprehensive suite of flexible, turnkey solutions to transform any organization into a clean-energy facility.”
Worth noting, the integrated solar and battery energy storage system will employ EDF’s Energy Management System (EMS); particularly, by using real-time data to orchestrate all system components for optimal results perfectly.