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September 1, 2021

Whitehorse Battery Energy Storage System, Canada

By Carmen

The Whitehorse Battery Energy Storage System is a 7,000kW energy storage project located in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. The rated storage capacity of the project is 40,000kWh.

The project was announced in 2020 and will be commissioned in 2022.

Description

The Whitehorse Battery Energy Storage System is owned by Yukon Energy (100%), a subsidiary of Yukon Development.

The key application of the project is grid balancing.

Contractors involved

Yukon Energy is the owner of Whitehorse Battery Energy Storage System.

Additional information

The battery will store excess electricity generated during off-peak periods and provide Yukoners with access to more power during peak periods, reducing the amount of diesel needed at that time. Over the 20-year life of the project, the new battery is expected to reduce carbon emissions in Yukon by more than 20,000 tonnes.

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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