2.35 MW of storage for office complex
Toronto: Peak Power Inc., a technology services provider for the distributed energy resources market, announced August 9 that it had signed an agreement to install up to 2350kW / 4700kWh of energy storage systems to target Ontario peak demand charges with Starlight Investments at Bloor Islington Place, located at 3300 Bloor Street West in Toronto.
The first phase of the project reached commercial operation earlier this year utilizing Lockheed Martin storage technology with engineering and construction provided by Spark Power. The developers say the project could generate electricity bill savings up to 25% by targeting peak demand charges, such as the rising Global Adjustment charge.
The installation at Bloor Islington Place is one of six sites supported by the Sustainable Development Technology Canada grant announced last year by Peak Power Inc. Once complete, all six sites will be aggregated into a Virtual Power Plant to provide additional services to the Ontario grid.
Peak Power Inc. also has a site using a Tesla Energy Storage System at the Thomson Building at 65 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario.
Peak Power has developed a software platform, SynergyTM, that optimizes the operation of distributed energy assets such as battery energy storage, electric vehicles, and solar. Through the use of big data and machine learning, Peak Power Inc. says it’s able to forecast moments of peak demand on the grid. When paired with energy storage, this technology can reduce customers' electricity bills while helping utilities balance energy supply and demand, thereby improving grid resiliency. Last year, Peak Power Inc. says its software hit all five Global Adjustment peaks in real time with 100% accuracy. In addition, the SynergyTM platform has been expanded to include additional distributed energy resources and in-front-of-the-meter applications in numerous jurisdictions in North America.
Derek Lim Soo, the CEO of Peak Power, commented, "Peak demand is rising five times faster in the urban centres then in the rural areas. This project will provide a much needed resource to the Ontario grid infrastructure."