US, Canada utilities aim to link three microgrids in $12.4M cross-​​border project

Utility Dive
By Peter Maloney
September 22, 2016

Dive Brief:

  • Three util­i­ties have formed a con­sor­tium with three tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies and an aca­d­e­mic insti­tu­tion in a $12.4 mil­lion project to link three micro­grids in Maine and east­ern Canada into a “trans­ac­tive energy” scheme.
  • Emera Maine, Nova Sco­tia Power and Toronto Hydro are team­ing up with Opus One Solu­tions, Advanced Micro­grid Solu­tions, Smarter Grid Solu­tions and the Cen­ter for Urban Energy at Ryer­son Uni­ver­sity for the project, which aims to demon­strate how micro­grids can save money and aid in inte­grat­ing renew­able energy into the grid.
  • The util­i­ties will con­tribute most of the fund­ing for the project with $4.1 mil­lion com­ing from Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Tech­nol­ogy Canada.

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