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City of Lancaster to Install Energy Storage System and EV Charging Station

March 31, 2014 in Electric Vehicles, EV Campaigns, EV charging, EV News

LANCASTER, Calif. and SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 31, 2014 – The City of Lancaster has partnered with Green Charge Networks to install an intelligent energy storage system and an electric vehicle charging station at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History (MOAH). During its regular meeting Tuesday, March 26, 2014, the Lancaster City Council approved the initiative. Funded by a California Energy Commission (CEC) grant, the system will be installed by private partner Green Charge Networks at no cost to the City. The project will generate an estimated $3,200 annually in cost savings.

Lancaster Mayor Rex Paris speaking at San Francisco 100% Renewable Conference

Lancaster Mayor Rex Parris speaking at San Francisco 100% Renewable Conference

“The City of Lancaster continues to seek new and innovative ways to foster the use of renewable energy, protect the environment, and create cost savings for our taxpayers in the process,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Energy storage is the cutting edge of renewable energy technology and it will propel our city toward becoming America’s first truly Net Zero City. We are proud to partner with Green Charge Networks to implement this technology in our community.”

The energy storage system will be the first installed in the High Desert region of California. The electric vehicle (EV) charging station – specifically, a Nissan DC fast charger – will also be the first of its kind in the High Desert.  The charger features rapid charging capability which can charge compatible electric vehicles to 80 percent capacity in approximately 20 minutes. The charging station, to be located in MOAH’s rear parking lot, will be available for use by the public.

“Quite simply, this is a win-win for the citizens of Lancaster,” said Vice Mayor Marvin Crist. “Not only will this project contribute to protecting the environment by fostering the use of electric vehicles; it will also save taxpayer dollars by lowering MOAH’s energy costs and make a new charging station available for electric vehicle owners throughout our community. We’d like to thank the California Energy Commission for making this grant opportunity available.”

“We’re honored to partner with the City of Lancaster to help the city continue utilizing power more efficiently. Since solar-generated power is now required in new homes in the City of Lancaster, the next evolution will come from intelligent energy storage and power efficiency, which will help offset demand charges,” said Steve Kelley, Senior Vice President of Sales at Green Charge Networks.

The energy storage system and EV charging station will be installed in April. The charging station will be available for public use immediately upon installation.

MOAH is located at 665 W. Lancaster Boulevard. For more information regarding the museum, visit

About Green Charge Networks

Founded in 2009, Green Charge Networks is a leader in intelligent customer-sited energy storage.  The company gives commercial and industrial customers control of rising demand rates on their monthly electric bills. Green Charge Networks’ product complements solar PV, electric vehicle charging, and energy efficiency. The GreenStationTM was developed in partnership with leading utilities around the country, the U.S. Department of Energy, and Fortune 500 customers. GCN is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA with offices in New York City. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter @GreenChargeNet.

About the City of Lancaster: The City of Lancaster is a thriving community of more than 158,600 in northern Los Angeles County. Clean air, attainable housing, wide open spaces, and a close-knit community make Lancaster an ideal place for families. A low cost of doing business, endless potential for growth, and a strong commitment to business from local leaders has earned Lancaster the Eddy Award for “Most Business-Friendly City” in Los Angeles County from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. In addition, Lancaster boasts more than 300 days of sunshine per year, making it the ideal place to pioneer new solar energy technologies. No matter how you look at it, it’s positively clear that Lancaster is the perfect place to live, work and play.

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Green Charge Networks Provides Key for 7-Eleven to Offer Electric Vehicle Fast Charging to New Yorkers

August 16, 2013 in Battery Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles, EV charging, EV News

Advanced energy-storage solution allows 7-Eleven to use high-powered electrical devices, while lowering electricity costs

7-Eleven DC Fast Charger Photo courtesy of Green Charge Networks

7-Eleven DC Fast Charger
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Santa Clara, CA (I-Newswire) August 14, 2013 – Deploying Green Charge Networks (GCN) energy storage solutions, 7-Eleven, Inc. is the first retailer to offer much-needed fast-charging services for drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) in the New York City area.

7-Eleven DC Fast Charger 2 Photo courtesy of Green Charge Networks

7-Eleven DC Fast Charger 2
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7-Eleven and GCN worked with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and several large utility companies to leverage local solar generation and energy storage, which enables the use of high-powered electric equipment, including EV fast chargers. This avoids extreme consumption peaks that lead to expensive electricity-demand charges for commercial rate payers.

Green Charge Networks’ energy storage system, GreenStation, manages the power consumption at the 5820 Francis Lewis Boulevard 7-Eleven location in Flushing, N.Y. It monitors the store’s load on a second-by-second basis and counteracts peaks and valleys by discharging and charging from an internal ion battery bank.

“Even when the New York City electric grid experienced an all-time peak on July 19 during the recent heat wave, the GreenStation allowed for EV fast charging while reducing peak demand by 56 percent,” says Vic Shao, Green Charge Networks’ CEO.

“Convenience retailing in today’s world increasingly requires the use of high-powered electrical devices, including foodservice equipment and EV fast chargers,” adds Tom Brennan, 7-Eleven’s vice president of infrastructure services. “Meeting our customers changing needs while keeping demand charges and thus our electricity costs in check is a very attractive value proposition for us.”

The GreenStation empowers industrial and commercial ratepayers to manage power consumption and rising demand charges. The energy-storage product is easy to install, maintenance free and economical. The root technology is a stochastic controller with sophisticated software that flattens the power load curve during peak consumption periods, with positive financial implications for the customer and electricity utility.

About Green Charge Networks, LLC
Green Charge Networks (GCN), a leader in power efficiency, specializes in energy storage solutions that enable the usage of high-powered electrical equipment without causing extreme consumption peaks. This minimizes expensive demand charges for ratepayers and may provide them more attractive tariff rates when paired with solar generation. Our products were developed in partnership with leading utilities around the country, the U.S. Department of Energy and Fortune 500 customers. GCN is based in Santa Clara, CA with an office in Brooklyn, N.Y. For more information, visit

About 7-Eleven, Inc.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name and largest chain in the convenience retailing industry. Based in Dallas, Texas,7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 10,100 7-Eleven® stores in North America. Globally, 7-Eleven has some 50,700 stores in 16 countries. During 2012, 7-Eleven stores generated total worldwide sales close to $84.8 billion. 7-Eleven has been honored by a number of companies and organizations recently. Accolades include: #2 on Forbes magazine’s 2011 list of Top Franchises for the Money; #3 spot on Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500 list for 2012, #3 in Forbes magazine’s Top 20 Franchises to Start; #2 in Franchise Times Top 200 Franchise Companies. 7-Eleven is No. 3 on Fast Company magazine’s 2013 list of the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail” and among the Top Veteran-Friendly Companies for 2013 by U.S. Veterans Magazine. Hispanic Magazine named 7-Elevenamong its Hispanic Corporate Top 100 Companies that provide the most opportunities to Hispanics. 7-Eleven received the 2010 Retailer of the Year honor from PL Buyer because of the company’s private-label brand initiative. 7-Eleven is franchising its stores in the U.S. and expanding through organic growth, acquisitions and its Business Conversion Program. Find out more online at

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