EVLO and Wildstone to Partner for Summerland's First Solar Plus Storage Project

EVLO Energy storage | January 17, 2023 | Read time : 03:13 min

EVLO and Wildstone to Partner

EVLO Energy Storage Inc., an energy storage company and subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, has recently announced its partnership with Wildstone Construction Group, a general contracting group, and Skyfire Energy, a leading provider of solar panel installation services, to deliver Summerland's first utility-scale solar installation that utilizes battery energy storage system (BESS) technology. This technology will extend the system's output into hours with the greatest energy demand.

The project includes a 0.4 MW solar array, 4 EVLO 1000 battery energy storage units, and a proprietary EMS control system that will provide a total storage capacity of 4 MWh. The storage system will allow for peak shaving, minimizing short-term demand spikes and reducing peak loads, lowering the overall cost of demand charges. In addition, the solar installation will be geo-ballasted, eliminating the need for ground anchors or concrete during construction, thereby reducing the project's carbon footprint.

EVLO's industry expertise and battery technology are based on Hydro-Québec's decades of research and development on battery materials, holding hundreds of patents in the field. The company is uniquely qualified to develop products and services that meet the specific requirements of utilities and independent power producers due to Hydro-Québec's experience in the control, operation, and simulation of electric power systems.

Sonia St-Arnaud, President and CEO at EVLO, stated, "We are honored to support this green energy initiative that stems from the district's vision. As our first solar plus storage installation in Western Canada, EVLO is proud to work alongside Wildstone to provide our leading energy storage solutions and industry expertise for this first-of-its-kind project for the Summerland region." She adds, "As we celebrate our second anniversary, this project builds upon our rapidly growing portfolio as we expand into markets throughout North America and abroad."

(Source – Business Wire)

About EVLO Energy Storage Inc.

Based in Varennes, Québec, EVLO, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, is a storage system service provider that offers customized battery energy storage systems, installation, control software, commissioning, inspection, operation, and management, as well as an end-of-life recycling program. The energy storage systems from the firm range from large, containerized utility-scale systems to small, rack-mounted commercial systems. EVLO's eco-friendly, patent-protected battery chemistry results from forty years of research by Hydro-Québec's advanced innovation lab. The company designs, delivers and manages energy storage systems with innovative sustainability and safety features to power a brighter future for the world.


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We must re-think and re-invent how we do business to combat climate change. That’s why sustainability is at the heart of Schneider Electric’s purpose, business, culture, and operating model: we walk the talk, and we invite you, our partners, to do the same. By partnering for sustainability, together we can help decarbonize our own operations while helping our mutual customers succeed on their decarbonization journeys, too. Our Sustainability Impact Awards celebrate partners who embrace sustainability. 

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