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August 31, 2021

Drumheller Solar & Battery Storage System, Canada

By Carmen

The Drumheller Solar & Battery Storage System is an 8,000kW energy storage project located in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. The rated storage capacity of the project is 8,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2020 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Drumheller Solar & Battery Storage System is being developed by Longspur Developments.

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration and electric energy time shift.

Contractors involved

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Longspur Developments is the developer of Drumheller Solar & Battery Storage System.

Additional information

Drumheller Solar & Battery Storage Project will be developed as a joint venture between developer Longspur Developments and local businessman Robert Bilton, connected to local electricity distribution company ATCO Electric’s 25kV distribution system and then to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System (AIES). The battery will be charged by the solar farm at times of low demand and will be discharged to the grid at peak times, offsetting peak loads and easing stress on the wider electrical system. The total development costs for the project are expected to be approximately $25 million.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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