US, Canada utilities aim to link three microgrids in $12.4M cross-border project

Utility Dive
By Peter Maloney
September 22, 2016

Dive Brief:

  • Three util­i­ties have formed a con­sor­tium with three tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies and an aca­d­e­m­ic insti­tu­tion in a $12.4 mil­lion project to link three micro­grids in Maine and east­ern Cana­da into a “trans­ac­tive ener­gy” scheme.
  • Emera Maine, Nova Sco­tia Pow­er and Toron­to Hydro are team­ing up with Opus One Solu­tions, Advanced Micro­grid Solu­tions, Smarter Grid Solu­tions and the Cen­ter for Urban Ener­gy at Ryer­son Uni­ver­si­ty for the project, which aims to demon­strate how micro­grids can save mon­ey and aid in inte­grat­ing renew­able ener­gy into the grid.
  • The util­i­ties will con­tribute most of the fund­ing for the project with $4.1 mil­lion com­ing from Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Tech­nol­o­gy Canada.

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