Atura, Ameresco granted 250-MW BESS project in Canada
- Canadian combined-cycle gas plants operator Atura Power, a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation, has been picked to construct a 250-MW/1,000-MWh battery energy storage space system (BESS) in east-central Canada in partnership with United States renewables business Ameresco Inc (NYSE: AMRC).
Napanee BESS Inc, a joint venture of both companions, has actually won the right to sign a 20-year capacity handle Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The contract is one of 7 BESS awards completing 739 MW in a recent capacity procurement by IESO.
The BESS facility in east Greater Napanee, southeastern Ontario, will be built beside Atura's Napanee Generating Station as well as Ontario Power Generation's Lennox Generating Station. The project has a complete budget of regarding CAD 725 million (USD 542.7 m/EUR 505.5 m), Brad Kyte, senior supervisor of organization growth at Atura, informed Canada's Global Information. He included that the company has just released the environmental authorization process for the project.
In addition to holding a 10.1% stake in the joint venture, Ameresco will provide engineering as well as building (E&C) remedies and also knowledge for the project.