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September 1, 2021

Summerview II Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System, Canada

By Carmen

The Summerview II Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2020.

Description

The Summerview II Wind Farm – Battery Energy Storage System was developed by TransAlta. The project is owned by TransAlta (100%), a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management.

The key applications of the project are renewable energy integaration, electric energy time shift and grid support services.

Contractors involved

Tesla and TransAlta have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The project received co-funding support from Emissions Reduction Alberta and will be the first utility-scale battery storage facility in Alberta.

About TransAlta

TransAlta Corp (TransAlta) is an electricity generation company. It owns, operates and develops a divergent fleet of electricity generation assets. It generates electricity from a contracted portfolio of assets using diverse sources such as coal, natural gas, hydro, wind and geothermal. TransAlta’s service portfolio includes commercial and industrial energy services, wholesale energy solutions, green energy sustainable options and energy management services. It supplies power to municipalities, medium and large industries, businesses and utility customers. It has one active surface coal mine, supplying to three coal-fired plants in the west of Edmonton, Alberta. The company has operations and generation facilities in the US, Canada and Australia. TransAlta is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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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