Kilroy Realty Corporation and Advanced Microgrid Solutions to build 11 MWh Hybrid Electric Building Fleet

20 Apr 2017

Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC) and Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) announced a plan to install Hybrid Electric Building TechnologiesĀ® at Kilroy Realty commercial properties in the Los Angeles area. KRC's Hybrid Electric Building fleet will be part of a 200 megawatt hour (MWh) grid modernization project AMS is building for Southern California Edison (SCE) in the Los Angeles Basin. The five KRC buildings selected for the project will be equipped with advanced energy management systems that will improve energy efficiency and reduce peak demand. In addition, the storage systems will provide 11 megawatt hours of fast, automated demand response to SCE with no impact on building operations or tenants, augmenting KRC's current award-winning demand response program. 

"At KRC, we pride ourselves in offering our tenants work environments that lead the world in innovation, efficiency and sustainability," said Sara Neff, Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Kilroy, "Equipping our buildings with the most advanced energy management systems allows us to be part of the solution to today's biggest energy challenges while maintaining world-class services to our tenants and guests."    

"AMS is excited to work with Kilroy Realty Corporation on this project," said Susan Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer of AMS. "Kilroy Realty's emphasis on sustainable, innovative building design and operation makes their buildings the perfect place to showcase AMS' cutting-edge energy management platform." 

AMS will design, install and operate advanced energy management systems with 11 MWh of energy storage at five of Kilroy's class A commercial office buildings in El Segundo, Long Beach and Irvine. The systems, ranging in size from 1500 kWh to 3000 kWh each, will continuously optimize energy resources and automatically control costs by shifting the building to battery power based on price and demand response signals from Southern California Edison. SCE, one of the largest grid operators in the U.S., will be able to tap into KRC's Hybrid Electric BuildingĀ® fleet to reduce demand on the grid as part of a groundbreaking plan to build a smarter, more resilient electric grid.

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