California-based Stem will deploy over 7.5 KWh of artificial intelligence-driven energy to eight Kilroy Realty Corporation commercial buildings across the state.
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Stem’s Athena-powered storage will be installed by the company at four KRC office buildings in San Francisco and another four in Los Angeles. The selection of Stem for this contract was facilitated by Black Bear Energy Inc, representing KRC.
Athena is the first AI system for energy storage and virtual power plants. It optimizes the timing of energy use and facilitates consumer participation in energy markets. Stem is aiming to build and operate the smartest and largest digitally-connected energy storage network for its customers.
“Intelligent energy storage helps reduce the environmental footprint of our building operations,” said Sara Neff, senior vice president of sustainability at KRC. “Black Bear’s expertise with clean energy and Stem’s AI-powered solution will help us achieve our environmental goals while helping to modernize the grid, which is a natural alignment with our business vision.”