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SaskPower’s new battery energy storage system to enhance grid reliability and reduce emissions

July 4, 2024 | By Anthony Capkun

July 4, 2024 – Yesterday, SaskPower celebrated the completion of its first utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS).

The 20-MW capacity BESS is located on Fleet Street in Regina, situated on a site measuring 102 x 69 metres. The system’s components are connected by cables measuring a total of 63 kilometres.

The project includes a 152 x 77-metre underground grounding grid, and two 10-MWh systems, each with six x 2.2 MW/MWh battery containers. Each of those containers has 120 battery modules.

Hon. Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskPower (left) with Rupen Pandya, SaskPower president & CEO, joined members of the BESS project team to celebrate project completion. Source: SaskPower.

According to SaskPower, the storage system supports the utility’s goal of reducing emissions, allowing it to store energy from intermittent resources. The BESS can deliver power to the grid when needed, and can help balance the load when demand spikes for short periods.

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