JSerra Catholic High School, an independent Catholic high school located in Southern California, recently installed an innovative energy project developed by REP Solar combining a 1.86-MWDC solar project with demand management and building controls software from Elexity. The combined solution is projected to deliver annual bill savings of 75%, inclusive of demand charge reductions of 20 to 30%. In addition to significant on-bill savings, the solution is helping JSerra’s facility team improve HVAC comfort and performance.
Elexity’s predictive software optimizes and coordinates the control of major electric loads in a building, every minute, every day. This technology unlocks energy savings by shifting when building systems use energy, minimizing demand and time-of-use charges. Over the last 9 months, Elexity has been actively monitoring and managing over 110 HVAC units to optimize comfort while maximizing savings across the campus. Additionally, Elexity is managing load in coordination with the solar output to maximize the value of self-generation.
“Elexity was ‘the easy button’. Even though demand charges were over 50% of our annual utility costs, batteries weren’t an economic solution. REP’s use of an energy control platform stood out — it had a higher ROI, a faster payback, and was quick to install,” said Melinda Queen, JSerra’s project manager. “Elexity automates demand savings and makes my job of managing HVAC performance and classroom comfort easier.”
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