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GHP installs one of largest energy storage systems in New York

GHP Office Realty, a division of Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, has completed the installation of a massive battery energy storage at their headquarters at 4 West Red Oak Lane, White Plains, NY.

The 375 kW/940 kWh storage represents one of the largest energy storage installations in a commercial building in New York State, and the first project of its kind funded through a Con Edison Energy Efficiency program.

“We are proud to lead New York’s real estate community in installing one of the largest energy storage systems in a commercial building in New York State,” said Andrew M. Greenspan, principal, GHP Office Realty.

“This battery storage system is a no-brainer for us as a commercial landlord: it reduces our energy bills, improves efficiency and power quality, while reducing our carbon footprint.”

The project was implemented with Peak Power Inc., a Toronto-based energy services provider. It uses artificial intelligence to forecast moments of peak demand on the energy grid and then stores energy for use during those peak times.

The system will bring GHP long-term savings on energy costs and lower Con Edison’s burden when the demand on their grid is at its highest levels on the hottest summer days.

“This project offers a glimpse into our clean energy future in which customers will have reliability and resiliency,” said Vicki Kuo, director of Energy Efficiency for Con Edison.

“The owners of this building took advantage of our incentive program to install a technology that will lower their energy costs and enable them to earn revenue by reducing their usage when demand on our grid is high.”

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “It will take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis our planet is facing – and actions taken like this one by GHP Office Realty are exactly the type of bold steps needed to overcome these challenges.

“Similar to a program we in County government are utilizing, this effort … is both being a good local neighbor by decreasing the likelihood of outages and being a good global citizen by decreasing reliance on non-renewable energy sources.”

GHP is working with Peak Power to expand the green initiatives across its suburban office portfolio.

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