The City of Bridgeport has selected Cadenza Innovation’s modular, high-safety, lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) technology for a pilot project to be deployed inside the city’s fire department headquarters to help reduce energy costs and address the energy challenges of its underserved communities.
“This is more than just resilience, it’s continuing Bridgeport’s leading position when it comes to sustainable energy generation and now storage,” said Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim. “We look forward to attracting other green technology to our City, by way of implementation and manufacturing.”
The pilot project is funded by Connecticut Innovations and will help deliver the State of Connecticut’s renewable energy goals, including Governor Ned Lamont’s climate change and energy legislation package to achieve 100% zero-carbon electricity by 2040.
Cadenza Innovation and the city will not only measure and analyze energy use inside the Fire Department headquarters but also monitor the BESS to generate a report providing the efficiencies, arbitrage capabilities, and backup power during grid outages.
Following a successful pilot demonstration, Cadenza Innovation also plans to enter a framework agreement with Bridgeport to deploy multiple BESS within other municipality buildings, focusing on serving low-moderate income communities. This will help Bridgeport to bring awareness, education, and career opportunities to the city.
Cadenza Innovation’s flexible, modular, and compact distributed BESS can be placed throughout densely populated environments, both indoors and outdoors, and the battery systems feature built-in modularity for scalable systems.
Combined with the Cadenza Cloud, the system can capitalize on real-time data to drive energy efficiency and cost savings while actively managing demand response, peak-shaving, load-shifting, and time-of-use actions designed specifically for urban energy storage systems.
“With support from the City, Fire Department, and Connecticut Innovations, we will demonstrate ‘the power’ and safety of an indoor modular system installed in an urban setting,” said Cadenza Innovation Founder and CEO Dr. Christina Lampe-Onnerud. “And through collaboration with Bridgeport Labs, we look forward to helping establish an important pathway for clean workforce development – in particular, a re-entry program targeting veterans and other critically underserved groups.”