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EVLO to deploy battery system on northern Quebec grid

EVLO to deploy battery system on northern Quebec grid

MONTREAL—EVLO Energy Storage Inc. has announced it will activate a 4-MW/20-MWh battery energy storage system on the Hydro-Quebec grid based on lithium iron phosphate battery technology.

The system will be deployed in the municipality of Parent as part of the work being carried out on a transmission line and will supply the region’s residential and commercial customers for the entire duration of the work. It will be the largest energy storage system deployed in Quebec, stated a recent release.

Once the work is completed, the system will remain in place to manage peaks on the grid and serve as an auxiliary source in the event of an outage. The installation of the energy storage system is intended to improve service continuity in the remote community, which is supplied by a single line, and will lead to a 3,500-tonne reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

The storage system components will be delivered in fall 2021 and the system is expected to be in service by spring 2022. The project will include operating and storage system management software controlled remotely.

EVLO will also soon be delivering two other storage systems: one 2-MW system in La Prairie, Que., as part of the solar generating station project and a 9-MW system in Joux-la-Ville, France, as part of the Tonnerre project in collaboration with Innergex.

“The energy storage system can be charged at night and used during the day to supply the city while the line is de-energized for work to be performed. This innovative solution will limit the use of generators, which run on fossil fuels, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions, noise pollution and the transportation of fuel,” stated Alain Aubuchon, EVLO’s director of business relations in a statement.

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