Two Beverly Hills Hotels Launch Ice-Based Energy Storage - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, GHG Emissions  -  June 16, 2023

Two Beverly Hills Hotels Launch Ice-Based Energy Storage

The Beverly Hilton and the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills announced the launch of an ice-based energy storage system serving the two adjacent hotels. The system is designed to reduce GHG emissions and enable the hotels to reach their sustainability goals while saving on energy costs.

The 1.4 megawatt-hour energy storage system installed inside The Beverly Hilton and also serving the adjacent Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will supply energy for cooling at less than 50% of its current cost and reduce CO2 emissions by 150-200 metric tons annually, or more than 5,000 metric tons for the life of the system.

Nostromo Energy’s IceBrick system will charge using power from the grid at times when renewable energy levels are high to freeze water into ice, then use the ice in the late afternoon and evening ─ when power demand reaches its highest levels ─ to provide energy for cooling instead of using fossil-based energy from the grid.

"We are proud to partner with Nostromo to bring cutting-edge green technology to The Beverly Hilton," said David Ecija, General Manager of The Beverly Hilton, in a statement. "This partnership is an extension of our history as forward-thinking property, focused on the future and what is good for our community."

During peak hours, air conditioning in commercial and industrial buildings accounts for approximately half of California's energy demands. Energy storage not only lowers a building's energy costs and carbon emissions but also enables more EV charging capacity and provides resilience during extreme weather.

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