Energy & Power
Convergent completes two energy storage projects at Shell facilities
By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk
Today, Convergent Energy + Power (Convergent), the largest operator of energy storage solutions in Ontario, announced that the 21 MWh of industrial battery storage systems under construction at two Ontario Shell Canada Products facilities are now operational.
The energy storage projects are a joint venture between Convergent and Shell New Energies, “designed to reduce the consumption of energy for the facilities by one-third of typical demand while increasing the reliability and long-term sustainability of the grid.”
The projects include a 10 MW behind-the-meter battery energy storage system at the Sarnia Manufacturing Centre, while the other project was completed at Brockville Lubricants Plant.
Convergent SVP of business development Toby Tiktinsky says this partnership with Shell provides, “long-term benefits to the grid.”
Convergent will operate the energy storage systems to reduce the amount of electricity the facilities use during grid peak periods using its own asset management platform, PEAK IQ. Convergent’s energy storage solutions are available to existing Shell Energy North America customers in Canada.
Editor’s note: Our sister magazine, Energy Manager Canada, will be holding a webinar with Convergent tomorrow on The Technical Case for Energy Storage (vs. Generators) in Ontario. Register now!