Energy Storage News

Guidelines for energy storage commissioning

Looking for resources to mitigate your commissioning risk? The NRC is proud to work with the Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC) to share industry best practices.

Check out their Energy Storage Commissioning Guide 2016

Joining forces with Siemens Canada

The NRC and Siemens Canada enter into a strategic agreement to address key priority areas in support of the Government's Innovation and Skills Plan and help build Canada as a world-leading innovation economy.

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Low carbon economy fund

The Government of Canada announces $2 billion Low Carbon Economy Fund to support projects that help meet commitments under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

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Data: the path to optimization

As power system planners and operators continue to increase the rate of adoption of renewable energy sources into their generation asset mix, the need to understand the true capabilities of energy storage becomes increasingly important and time-sensitive. In addition to many system wide benefits, one of the most unique aspects of energy storage is its ability to enhance reliability and stability of the power system by virtue of its fast ramp response compared to traditional generation assets. While energy storage technologies are widely acknowledged to hold great promise across the value chain, some users' experiences have been inconsistent. Challenges such as identifying the optimal system value, ensuring or validating system durability, as well as ensuring optimal integration and validation in grid applications have surfaced in some of the early demonstration projects. Where these issues have been encountered, it is important to understand if they are fundamentally related to design, installation, communication, controls, or operating principles, or if the actual integration and operating of these systems are at the root of the challenges. The important question becomes: How can we be sure we understand the root cause of the issues and are able to optimize such systems to prevent future issues from occurring, or understand if they are still present in the current generation of energy storage projects being deployed?

In short, as storage system developers, owners, and operators continue to deploy systems into the field, combining efforts to optimize these new assets, by utilizing state of the art data acquisition frameworks and optimization techniques to fine tune their real-world performance becomes critical.

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Opportunities

Find solutions to your specific technical needs and industry challenges, like:

Lithium-ion Battery Industrial R&D Group

Join the NRC's collaborative initiative focused on precompetitive research to support cost effective development of lithium battery-related technologies and raw material supplies in Canada.

We are currently looking for new partners, across the energy storage supply chain, for this project and more:

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Funding

Funding is currently available to support the energy storage value chain in Canada, including:

Contact

Suzanne Morrison, Client Relationship Leader
Telephone: 604-221-3019
Email: Suzanne.Morrison@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Reports

Read recent reports produced by the Energy Storage for Grid Security and Modernization program:

Contact

Suzanne Morrison, Client Relationship Leader
Telephone: 604-221-3019
Email: Suzanne.Morrison@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca

Events

We will be attending these events and more. Will you be there? Let's connect.

September

Energy Storage in Canada
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Toronto, ON

October

DOE2017 EESAT
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San Diego, CA

November

Quebec Mines
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Quebec City, QC