EDF Renewables to build an integrated energy system for Cubic


EDF Renewables North America has been selected by transportation and defense company Cubic Corporation to design, build, own and operate a unique integrated energy system in Kearny Mesa, San Diego, at no up-front costs.

The system comprises solar, storage and electric vehicle charging systems at Cubic’s two new LEED headquarters’ buildings.

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EDF’s Store and Forecast Energy Management platform will be used to operate the integrated systems in real-time to reduce utility costs and to mitigate spikes in energy usage.

The solar system will include a 962KWp solar carport to be combined with 540KWh battery storage and 50 smart EV chargers.

The EV chargers will be installed by a subsidiary of EDF Renewables PowerFlex to support the 1,000 employees.

Raphael Declercq, Executive Vice President, Distributed Solutions at EDF Renewables, said, “We are very proud to deliver an integrated solution to Cubic. This type of energy solution for a corporate entity has become an economical asset that helps businesses reduce their electricity bills, increase their share of clean power and clean vehicles while allowing integration of more renewable energy onto the grid.”

Joy Hagin, Corporate Director of Facilities, Cubic Corporation, said, “Cubic is in the rare position of building from the ground up, so we seized this opportunity to implement environmentally responsible construction and building practices into the development. As a leader in our respective industries, Cubic believes that being sustainable is the right thing to do and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and CO2 footprint is one of many improvement goals we have through various CSR-related initiatives.“