Irvine Company recently announced plans to have energy-storing battery systems – about the size of a few parking spaces – installed at many of its office properties, starting with 20 Pacifica, a 15-story office tower along I-405 in Irvine.

The company is partnering with San Francisco-based Advanced Microgrid Solutions to install the systems portfolio-wide. Irvine Co. has more than 500 buildings, which encompass nearly 40 million square feet.

Southern California Edison will monitor the energy storage systems and draw energy in high-demand situations. The systems are expected to cut the buildings’ use of peak energy by 25 percent, lowering the company’s power bills.

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