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August 28, 2021

Slemon Park Microgrid Project, Canada

By Carmen

The Slemon Park Microgrid Project is a smart grid project being developed in Slemon Park Community, Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is a microgrid renewable integration project.

The installation of the project began in 2019.

Description

The Slemon Park Microgrid Project is currently under construction and will use smart grid technology. The project has a rated capacity of 10MW.

The $24.6m smart grid project is owned by Government of Canada, Government Of Prince Edward Island and Green Infrastructure and is being installed by Government of Canada.

The Slemon Park Microgrid Project has the following equipment associated with it:

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– Energy Storage System
– Microgrid
– Solar Power Supply

Slemon Park Microgrid Project development status

The development of Slemon Park Microgrid Project was started in 2019.

Contractors involved

Government of Canada, Government Of Prince Edward Island and Green Infrastructure have partnered with Government of Canada to construct and complete the Slemon Park Microgrid Project.

Additional information

– The Canadian government said it will invest CAD 12.3 million (USD 9.3m/EUR 7.9m) in a 10-MW solar-plus-storage project on Prince Edward Island.
– Funds for the construction of the Slemon Park Microgrid Project will come from the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) and the Smart Grid Program, both part of the government’s Investing in Canada infrastructure plan.
– The Prince Edward Island government is contributing CAD 12.7 million.
– The micro-grid project will occupy an area of 100 acres (40.5 hectares) in the community of Slemon Park.
– Once in operation, the plant will lower electricity costs for the local residents, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to Prince Edward Island’s energy self-sufficiency goals.

About Government of Canada

Government of Canada (GOC) is a democratic constitutional monarchy and independent judiciary responsible for providing well-being, safety and security of its citizens. The operations are headed by a sovereign as head of state and an elected Prime Minister as head of Government. Government responsibilities and functions are shared between federal, provincial and territorial governments. GOC operates through three different levels, namely, Sovereign, which includes the head of nation (the Queen); Governor General, who is the queen representative; and the parliament which includes, the senate and the House of Commons (Executive, Legislative and Judicial branch). The government offers its services in three different categories, namely, Service Canada, Canada Business, and Canada International. GOC is headquartered at Ontario, Canada.

Methodology

All publicly-announced smart grid projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects is 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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