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Torus clinches sustainable energy storage deal

by Mark Cantrell
A US company that provides sustainable energy storage solutions has announced a landmark deal to provide nearly 26 megawatt hours (MWh) storage capacity for a commercial real estate business.

A US company that provides sustainable energy storage solutions has announced a landmark deal to provide nearly 26 megawatt hours (MWh) storage capacity for a commercial real estate business.

Torus, based in Utah, will provide energy storage capacity across the Gardner Group’s portfolio; a deployment that is said to represent one of the largest commercial energy storage projects in the region.

Under the agreement, Torus will install its innovative Torus Station energy storage and management systems at multiple Gardner Group properties. These stations will integrate advanced battery energy storage systems (BESS) with the company’s proprietary software platform, enabling intelligent energy management, demand response capabilities, and seamless integration with renewable energy sources and EV charging infrastructure.

Nate Walkingshaw, chief executive and co-founder of Torus, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Gardner Group on this groundbreaking project. This deal demonstrates the growing demand for advanced energy storage solutions in the commercial sector. This is a significant step for energy resilience, sustainability, and cost savings across the Gardner Group portfolio.”

The project will leverage Torus’ participation in Rocky Mountain Power’s Wattsmart Battery programme, which supports grid resilience through the integration of energy storage resources into a virtual power plant (VPP) ecosystem.

The Torus VPP platform is said to enable predictive analytics for demand response, energy arbitrage, and frequency regulation.

Christian Gardner, chief executive of Gardner Group, said: “At Gardner Group, we are committed to adopting innovative solutions that drive sustainability and operational efficiency. Partnering with Torus allows us to optimise our energy management, reduce our carbon footprint, and provide enhanced value to our tenants. We look forward to the positive impact this project will have on our properties and the broader community.”

The energy storage systems will be manufactured at Torus’ state-of-the-art facility in South Salt Lake, Utah, which recently celebrated its grand opening. Torus says the deal reinforces its commitment to providing locally produced, advanced energy solutions that strengthen the resilience and sustainability of communities across the region.

Installation of the Torus Stations is anticipated to begin in Q4 2024, with completion expected by Q1 2026. Once fully operational, the systems will have the capacity to store and dispatch nearly 26 MWh of energy, equivalent to powering nearly 1,000 homes for a full day.


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