California State University Dominguez Hills selected energy storage firm Stem Inc., after an evaluation of multiple providers to deliver software-driven energy storage services and reduce the university’s energy costs.
Stem is moving forward with construction on a 1 MW, 4.2 MWh storage system to be housed on campus in Carson, California. Combined with an existing Stem storage system at this CSU location, the project will total 2 MW and 6.2 MWh.
The storage system Stem is operating for CSU will join a network that acts as a “Virtual Power Plant,” delivering flexible capacity for the local utility to help respond to increasingly variable solar generation after the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in the highly-congested West Los Angeles Basin. Stem made history in the fall of 2014 when it was awarded this 85 MW contract—the largest for any behind-the-meter energy storage provider.