Simon unveils Clay Terrace ‘plug-In ecosystem’

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From left, Brian Baker, Electric Plus; Tatsuo Doko, president and CEO of Toshiba International Corp.; Ryuji Maruyama, general manager of Toshiba's Smart Community Division; Sass Peress, CEO of Renewz sustainable solutions; Paul Mitchell, president and CEO of Energy Systems Network; Congresswoman Susan Brooks; George Caraghiaur, Simon Property Group's senior vice president of Sustainability; Roger Keller, Tom Wood Automotive Group COO; David Mohler, Duke Energy's senior vice president and CTO; Doug Esamann, president of Duke Energy Indiana.

From left, Brian Baker, Electric Plus; Tatsuo Doko, president and CEO of Toshiba International Corp.; Ryuji Maruyama, general manager of Toshiba’s Smart Community Division; Sass Peress, CEO of Renewz sustainable solutions; Paul Mitchell, president and CEO of Energy Systems Network; Congresswoman Susan Brooks; George Caraghiaur, Simon Property Group’s senior vice president of Sustainability; Roger Keller, Tom Wood Automotive Group COO; David Mohler, Duke Energy’s senior vice president and CTO; Doug Esamann, president of Duke Energy Indiana.

Yesterday, Simon Property Group held a ribbon cutting for its Clay Terrace plug-In ecosystem, an energy storage and vehicle charging system. The charging station includes a combination of traditional and new fast-charge charging stations, a solar array and a battery storage system to house surplus energy for evenings and cloudy days. The facility is a collaboration between Simon Property Group, Energy Systems Network, Toshiba Corp., Duke Energy, ITOCHU Corp. and Tom Wood Automotive Group.

The charging stations are located north of Dick’s Sporting Goods, 14350 Clay Terrace Blvd., in Clay Terrace.

The charging stations are located north of Dick’s Sporting Goods, 14350 Clay Terrace Blvd., in Clay Terrace.

Before the ribbon cutting, President and CEO of Energy Systems Network Paul Mitchell, Congresswoman Susan Brooks and others spoke.

“Indiana is becoming known as an ideal location for companies and research institutions to collaborate, develop and test new clean technologies,” Mitchell said. “It’s exciting that Hoosiers have the opportunity to get the first look at these innovative systems, but even more significant to Indiana’s economy is the fact that the clean tech sector recognizes our state as a place where innovation is embraced and validated.”

Brooks pointed out the impact the private sector can have on advancements.

“This shows that good things can happen when the private sector focuses on innovation,” Brooks said.

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