DALLAS — Calmac announced that it is now a member of the Texas Energy Storage Alliance (TESA), a diverse and technology-neutral coalition of energy storage technology products and service companies.
By joining the alliance, Calmac representatives said the company is “demonstrating its commitment to Texas’ electricity needs by addressing summer peak-energy demands and providing its extensive knowledge of thermal energy storage for reducing a building’s peak-energy load.”
“Calmac has always been a leader in the thermal energy-storage market,” said Bob King, director of TESA. “The company’s mission aligns well with that of our alliance, as we move to establish new market structures and opportunities to address Texas’ electricity needs. The alliance will certainly benefit from Calmac’s expertise and experience, given the number of installations they have across the country.”
Mark MacCracken, CEO, Calmac, said it is clear that there is significant need and immense opportunity for market transformation in Texas.
“We look forward to working with the alliance to educate the utilities and energy users and to establish recognition for the full value of the load-shaping capacity of ice storage as an economic proposition for demand response and capacity markets,” he said.
Publication date: 2/18/2013