Convergent, Alectra selected to build 80 MW of BESS in Ontario
Energy storage capacity in Ontario. Image by: Enel X.
Energy storage solutions provider Convergent Energy and Power and sector player Alectra Energy Solutions have been awarded contracts to build and operate 80 MW of battery energy storage systems (BESS) in Canada’s Ontario province.
The joint venture (JV) partners said on Tuesday they secured the right to install three storage facilities in a call held by the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The companies took part in IESO’s expedited long-term request for proposals (LT1 RFP), which aimed to add capacity services from new and expanded electricity resources starting in 2025.
The 20-MW system in the city of Guelph, southwestern Ontario, and the two units of 20 MW and 40 MW in Vaughan, north of Toronto, will provide electricity for more than 83,000 homes. Their operations are expected to enhance the grid’s resiliency and reliability and help lower the province’s reliance on fossil fuels.
Convergent and Alectra said they plan to start building the BESS units next year.
According to Alectra’s website, its JV with Convergent proposed up to 10 energy storage solutions as part of the expedited LT1 RFP, which targeted 2,500 MW of energy storage and at least 1,500 MW of non-emitting resources.
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