In areas where air conditioning stresses the grid, utilities partner with Ice Energy to install fleets of Ice Bears on their customers’ buildings. Such programs cost-effectively and reliably remove the stress on the grid, and turn the AC load into a clean, flexible and responsive asset for the utility. Once a program is put in place, building owners have access to Ice Bears at no cost. Elsewhere, homeowners, businesses and governments can purchase Ice Bears directly from Ice Energy or through its partners, and benefit from clean energy incentives like the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) or the California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). In either case, building owners start saving from day one and can reduce their cooling costs by up to 40%.