Enel X will conduct a 76.7 MW distributed power aggregation pilot project in Ontario


March 31 (Renewables Now) – Enel X, the energy services unit of Italian group Enel, will carry out a pilot project that will aggregate up to 76.7 MW of battery storage and demand response loads in Ontario, Canada.

The company announced Wednesday that it has secured an investment of CAD 3.3 million (USD 2.6 million/EUR 2.4 million) for its project from Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and the Commission Ontario Energy Board (OEB). The goal of this innovative program is to meet real-time energy needs in the Canadian province and help demonstrate how smaller capacity aggregation and distributed energy can promote grid resilience and reduce emissions. greenhouse gas.

Specifically, Enel X will consolidate energy load across 14 sites with behind-the-meter battery storage and demand response capabilities. The sites are located in 11 companies in the province.

The demonstration project will last two years.

“Through this investment through the IESO Grid Innovation Fund, Enel X will help these companies better participate in the electricity sector, securing a new source of revenue while contributing to an electric grid. reliable, durable and affordable in Ontario,” said Lesley Gallinger, CEO. of the IESO.

(CAD 1.0 = USD 0.803/EUR 0.722)

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