Ameresco, Inc., has been awarded the Slemon Park Microgrid project, which it will develop in collaboration with Prince Edward Island (PEI) Energy Corporation. Slemon Park Microgrid will be a 10-MW solar facility with direct current-coupled energy storage, which means both the solar and storage assets will use the same interconnection. Slemon Park businesses and residents will benefit from the implementation of behind-the-meter energy storage systems, as well as a small deployment of residential energy storage systems.
“The Slemon Park Microgrid project will further our goal of achieving Net Zero energy by 2030 on Prince Edward Island. With the addition of a new, clean renewable energy grid, we’ll be able to better reduce our baseline greenhouse gas emissions and create a more resilient future,” said Steven Myers, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action.
Ameresco and PEI Energy Corporation will collaborate with the Slemon Park Corporation to utilize the park’s unique infrastructure to successfully implement the microgrid. The completed project will enhance local economic development and strengthen renewable energy solutions in Prince Edward Island.
“We are so excited to partner with PEI Energy Corporation on such an impactful project. Improving grid resiliency will enable the province of Prince Edward Island to successfully implement renewable energy projects that will help serve to protect the Island’s environment and lead to a more sustainable and economically robust future,” said Bob McCullough, President, Ameresco Canada.
Construction began in December 2021 with a target energize date scheduled for Fall 2022.
Federal funding for this project is provided by Natural Resources Canada’s Smart Grid Program, part of the Government of Canada’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Green Infrastructure stream.