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August 30, 2021

Fluence-Sault Ste Marie Battery Energy Storage System, Canada

By Carmen

The Fluence-Sault Ste Marie Battery Energy Storage System is a 48,000kW energy storage project located in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada. The rated storage capacity of the project is 144,000kWh.

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.


The Fluence-Sault Ste Marie Battery Energy Storage System is being developed by Fluence Energy. The project is owned by PUC (100%), a subsidiary of City of Sault Ste. Marie Public Utilities Commission.

The key applications of the project are frequency regulation and grid support services.

Contractors involved

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PUC is the owner. Fluence Energy is the developer. Fluence Energy is the technology provider for the project.

Fluence Energy is the system integrator. Fluence Energy is the EPC contractor for the project.

Additional information

The project – to be known as the Customer Energy Management (CMEa) programme – will be paid for by shared savings on energy bills and independently financed, requiring no further investment from the city or from PUC.

About Fluence Energy

Fluence Energy LLC (Fluence) is a provider of energy storage solutions. The company offers Gridstack energy storage system that can be used for frequency regulation, renewable integration, and generation enhancement; Sunstack, a solar energy storage system to improve the transmission and distribution of solar energy; and Edgestack, a commercial energy storage system to reduce electricity costs by compressing the facility’s energy load profile. It provides operational and energy storage consulting services. Fluence utilizes AMS trading, a cloud based platform to optimize the trading of wind, solar, and energy storage. The company operates with additional offices in California and Georgia, the US; Australia; and Germany. It is a joint venture between The AES Corp and Siemens AG. Fluence is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the US.


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