The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line – Battery Energy Storage System is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The rated storage capacity of the project is 30,000kWh.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2018 and will be commissioned in 2021.

Description

The Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line – Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Renewable Energy Systems and Toronto Hydro . The project is owned by Toronto Hydro (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integration, reduce peak electricity cost and backup power.

Contractors involved

Toronto Hydro is the owner. Renewable Energy Systems and Toronto Hydro are the developers. Renewable Energy Systems is the technology provider for the project.

Renewable Energy Systems is the system integrator.

Additional information

The facility will be located at the site of the future Mount Dennis Station and LRT maintenance and storage facility, currently under construction. It will store energy generated at night during off-peak hours and supply energy the following day to reduce peak energy use and lower the Crosstown’s overall emissions and operating costs. The facility will also provide emergency power to the Crosstown in the event of a power interruption, creating a better experience for transit riders. The 19-kilometre Eglinton Crosstown LRT will include 25 stations and stops that will link to 54 bus routes, three subway stations, three GO Transit lines and the UP Express. The line will be completed by 2021, connecting Mount Dennis in the west with Kennedy Station in the east, with a 10-kilometre underground portion between Keele Street and Laird Drive.

About Renewable Energy Systems

Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES), a subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems Holdings Ltd, is a renewable energy company that designs, develops, constructs, finances and operates energy development projects. The company offers project development, design and engineering, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance, procurement, resource assessment, project engineering, asset management, project management, technical support and advisory services. It undertakes offshore wind projects, solar projects, transmission projects and energy storage projects. The company has operations in the UK and Ireland, the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Turkey and Scandinavia. RES is headquartered in Kings Langley, the UK.

About Toronto Hydro

Toronto Hydro Corp (Toronto Hydro) is a municipal electricity distribution utility. It holds businesses in electricity distribution and street lighting and expressway lighting services in Toronto. The company owns and operates electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to residential, general service and large customers in the City of Toronto. Toronto Hydro procures electricity from third parties. It also provides energy conservation and demand management services; and energy efficiency products and services and develops and operates renewable clean energy generation projects. Toronto Hydro is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Methodology

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