NS Power to Work with World-Class Industry Leaders on Clean Energy Project

NS Power to Work with World-Class Industry Leaders on Clean Energy Project

 

October 21, 2016

Nova Scotia Power will work with industry leaders like Tesla and Opus One Solutions as part of a multi-year pilot project to provide cleaner, more reliable electricity to a Nova Scotia community.

The goal is to successfully integrate new technologies onto the province’s grid as it continues a transition to renewable energy sources. The project, known as the Intelligent Feeder Project, will involve installing a grid-size battery (Tesla Powerpack) and up to 10 residential batteries (Tesla Powerwalls) on a feeder line powered by a wind turbine or other distributed energy generator.

Sensors will be placed on the feeder line to monitor and gather information about local system activity and, using Opus One’s GridOS real-time intelligent energy networking platform, will be analysed and fed back to NS Power’s control centre. This project will help balance the variability of renewable energy generation, minimize power outages for customers, and use generation resources to their maximum efficiency.

Over the last decade, NS Power has been making the most aggressive transition to renewable energy in Canada. The utility reached 27% renewable generation in 2015 from just 7% in 2007, and has a requirement of 40% by 2020.

“Our momentum in this area remains strong,” says Karen Hutt, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Power. “Projects like this will build on the work we’ve done and push us closer to a sustainable energy future… We see major promise in energy storage integration and are looking forward to what real-time feeder data will allow us to achieve in terms of performance optimization.”

Opus One is leading the project, funded in part by Sustainable Development Technology Canada and formally named the Transactive Energy Network for Clean Generation, Energy Storage, Electric Vehicle Charging and Microgrid Integration. Construction is scheduled for 2017 and the project will be active in 2018.

Find out more: www.electricenergyonline.com/detail_news.php?ID=600526&titre=NS+Power+to+work+with+world-class+industry+leaders+on+innovative+clean+energy+project .

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