Ben Welter - Thursday, December 03, 2015
A major retrofit of the Molina Center in Long Beach, Calif., has qualified for nearly $1 million in energy rebates through Southern California Edison's Permanent Load Shift program.
EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems installed a thermal energy storage system that chills a glycol-based solution during off-peak hours, when demand and costs are lowest. The chilled solution is used to cool the complex during hours of peak demand. The new system has reduced annual energy consumption by 755,775 kilowatt hours and cut operating costs by $250,000 a year.
Molina Healthcare hired Mesa Energy to install the TES system, water chillers, cooling towers, pumps and piping in the 460,000-square-foot office and entertainment complex.