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Convergent and Alectra joint venture bringing 80 MW of energy storage

August 25, 2023 | By Anthony Capkun

August 25, 2023 – A joint venture between Convergent Energy and Power and Alectra Energy Solutions has been selected by Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to build and operate three battery energy storage systems.

“As energy demands increase, battery storage systems will serve as an efficient means of supporting an effective, as well as clean, energy transition in the communities we serve,” said Ammar Nawaz, Alectra Energy Solutions. “Sustainable solutions like these are central to Alectra’s commitment to assist in addressing Ontario’s long-term energy goals.”

Convergent is a provider of energy storage solutions, while Alectra Energy is a provider of turnkey energy solutions.

The partners responded to the IESO’s long-term request for proposals, which aimed to add capacity services from new and expanded electricity resources starting in 2025. Construction of these new systems is expected to begin in 2024.

The JV will install a total of 80 MW of storage across three sites: a 20-MW facility in Guelph, while Vaughan gets two facilities (20-MW and 40-MW).

“Alectra Energy Solutions shares our desire to address the challenge of increasing energy demand by investing in the clean energy transition,” said Tremor Temchin, Convergent. “We look forward to working with the IESO to ensure the province has the resources it needs to continue being a leader in renewable energy generation.”

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