Largest Energy Storage Rollout in Canada

June 18, 2017 by Jeff Shepard

Powin Energy Corporation is partnering with Hecate Energy to build, deliver, and install projects with a total capacity of 12.8MW/52.8MWh at two sites in Ontario, Canada. Powin's modular Stack140 – powered by their exclusive bp-OS battery management software – will be the building block for each storage system.

“We’re proud to have been chosen by Hecate for this project as Ontario is at the forefront of deploying energy storage for frequency regulation, voltage control, and reactive power support,” said Geoffrey Brown, President of Powin Energy. “This will be the largest installation in Powin’s history and – much like our recently commissioned project for Southern California Edison – will be deployed on an extremely aggressive timeline.”

The projects were all contracted with Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as part of their long-term energy plan. These six projects comprise the largest rollout of energy storage in Canada and are expected to be online by the end of September 2017. The projects will be split across two sites in Kitchener and Stratford, Ontario. The system in Stratford will be housed inside of a newly constructed building specifically designed to support twenty Powin Energy 2MWh battery arrays. At the Kitchener location, six Powin Energy 2MWh 40-foot outdoor battery energy storage products will be deployed.

Powin Energy recently installed a 2MW/9MWh energy storage system in under six months in Irvine, California, for Southern California Edison that is part of the California Public Utilities Commission’s response to the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak.

“We selected Powin Energy for this project because they are a responsive partner with a history of rapidly delivering fully integrated utility-scale energy storage systems,” said Chris Bullinger, Hecate Energy President and CEO. “Their technology agnostic bp-OS will also enable smooth integration with our top level controls and create a seamless storage system for the IESO.”

Powin Energy’s Stack140 is a modular, flexible, purpose-built 140kW battery array that is easily and cost-effectively scalable from 125kW to multiple megawatts using indoor cabinets or 20 or 40 foot containers for outdoor installations. It is powered by Powin’s patented bp-OS battery management software and includes the industry-exclusive Battery Odometer and Warranty Tracker™. Powin’s supply chain expertise, modular design, and software proficiency streamline installation and seamlessly integrate battery energy storage into diverse projects and use cases.