Energy Storage, Sourcing Renewables - January 6, 2021
Denver event and coworking space explores Vehicle-to-Building energy tech
The Alliance Center, an event and collaborative working space in downtown Denver, Colo., announced Jan. 5 that it will be installing a Vehicle-to-Building energy system onsite to provide power to the building through electric vehicles at the location.
The V2B System is being installed by Fermata Energy, featuring its bidirectional charger and predictive demand-peak software, in the parking lot of the Alliance Center. The system will use the energy stored in a Nissan LEAF battery in the parking lot to provide clean power to the building during peak demand times.
“There are many steps businesses can take to address climate change and work to eliminate their environmental impact on the world,” Brenna Simmons-St. Onge, executive director of The Alliance Center, said in a statement. “That is why we are excited to announce our partnership with Fermata Energy to install their bidirectional charger and advanced software technology in the parking lot serving our building. The Alliance Center is a living laboratory that seeks out projects to test and showcase innovative technologies that address issues around sustainability,” said Simmons-St. Onge. “Providing a Fermata Energy bidirectional electric charger outside our building and utilizing their demand-peak predictive software will allow us to reduce our building costs and our impact on climate change.”
The Alliance Center was the first to install a DC electric vehicle fast charger in Lower Downtown Denver in 2017 and was recently named the most energy efficient building in the area.