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Connecticut's United Illuminating Launches Ice Energy Storage Pilot including Demand Response

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3/11/2014 12:00 AM
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4 Traders (Mar. 11): “Connecticut's United Illuminating Launches Ice Energy Storage Pilot including Demand Response"

Ravi Gorthala, member of UNH's mechanical engineering faculty, and Amy Thompson, member of UNH's system and industrial engineering faculty, will be monitoring and evaluating the performance of two Ice Bear units for Connecticut's United Illuminating Company (UI) as part of a pilot project through the Energize Connecticut initiative to demonstrate the potential of the Ice Bear to reduce peak electric demand. "This pilot study and its results will provide good indicators of the capability of the Ice Bear technology and units to shift and reduce peak electric energy demand and to lower total costs for the business owner," says Thompson.

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