Ameresco to build 10-MW solar-storage micro-grid in Prince Edward Island

Jan 28, 2022 01:28 PM ET
  • US energy performance and renewables company Ameresco Inc (NYSE: AMRC) has actually been granted a contract to install a solar-plus-storage micro-grid for a community in the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, it introduced just recently.
Ameresco to build 10-MW solar-storage micro-grid in Prince Edward Island

The so-called Slemon Park micro-grid will certainly contain a 10-MW solar farm with direct current-coupled energy storage, Ameresco said. The project was developed in cooperation with local electrical energy company Prince Edward Island (PEI) Corporation.

The micro-grid will profit Slemon Park, a company as well as residential community possessed and also run by commercial real estate business Slemon Park Corporation.

The Canadian government put CAD 12.3 million (USD 9.65 m/EUR 8.66 m) into the project with its Investing in Canada facilities plan. The Prince Edward Island federal government added CAD 12.7 million, Slemon Park Corporation revealed back in August 2020.

"We are so ecstatic to companion with PEI Energy Corporation on such an impactful project. Improving grid resiliency will enable the province of Prince Edward Island to successfully apply renewable energy projects that will certainly help offer to safeguard the Island's atmosphere as well as lead to an extra sustainable and economically durable future," said Bob McCullough, the president of Ameresco Canada.

Building and construction works started in December 2021. The companions expect to energise the facility in autumn 2022.

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