In Short : A Danbury-based startup is set to deploy its innovative battery energy storage system to power the Bridgeport Fire Headquarters. The energy storage system will provide reliable backup power, enhance energy resilience, and reduce electricity costs for the facility. This development underscores the growing importance of energy storage solutions in ensuring uninterrupted power supply for critical infrastructure and emergency services. By integrating advanced battery technology, the project aims to enhance energy efficiency and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure in the region.
In Detail : The Bridgeport fire department’s headquarters will soon have a new lithium ion battery energy storage system, part of a pilot project funded by Connecticut Innovations.
Bridgeport announced Tuesday it will use technology from Danbury-based manufacturer Cadenza Innovation, which makes rechargeable lithium-ion battery systems that can be used to power buildings and vehicles.
The goal is to help Bridgeport save on energy costs, while also reducing its carbon footprint, according to the city.
Connecticut Innovations, the state’s quasi-public venture capital arm, provided $26,000 toward the pilot project, according to Lauren Carmody, CI’s chief marketing officer.
Bridgeport and Cadenza Innovation will analyze energy usage at the fire headquarters, and generate a report on the battery system’s impact, including its safety and effectiveness.
According to Cadenza, its cloud-connected battery system stores power from other energy sources, which can then be used later, such as during weather-related outages or peak energy usage times.
The city of Bridgeport has also expressed interest in installing Cadenza’s technology in other city-owned and operated buildings following the pilot demonstration at the fire headquarters.
Bridgeport Fire Chief Lance Edwards said the city is partnering with Cadenza to install the modular battery to showcase its potential to reduce electricity consumption.