26 Jan '13, 10am

Community Energy Storage Installed In North York, Canada

Community Energy Storage Installed In North York, Canada

A community energy storage (CES) system has been installed in North York, in Toronto , Canada . Power outage in Savannah. Photo Credit: Dave Hale on Flickr It is a delight to write about community energy projects, as they bring money to local communities, and sometimes employment. This one provides direct backup (as opposed to power station backup) and facilitates a reliable supply of electricity right there in North York. This project will improve the reliability of Toronto’s electricity grid for multiple reasons: It can provide North York with power during power plant interruptions, and also store surplus electricity generated at night, then use that to provide electricity to augment electricity supply during times of peak electricity demand, which are usually in the afternoon. This 500 kW energy storage system can also back up wind and solar plants, either with electric...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/01/26/community-energy-stor...

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