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Saft 232 kWh BESS Arctic Circle

Technology Type Lithium-ion Battery
Rated Power 1100 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.22
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While the system is capable of producing at 232 kwh it is rated at 1100 kw. Saft’s innovative “Cold Temperature Package” design allows for a complete BESS system in an ISO 20-foot container that withstands extreme arctic environments down to -50°C. As part of the contract, Saft will develop and install one Intensium® Max 20M Medium Power (IM 20M) Li-ion battery container with 232kWh of energy and a 200kW Power Conditioning System from ABB. The turnkey BESS will serve as the heart of the hybrid micro-grid that is part of a larger Solar and Diesel upgrade to the existing power plant. The system will be installed at the Colville Lake Power Station in June 2015 and will provide Colville Lake residents with consistent, renewable solar power and reduced diesel fuel consumption. Colville Lake is a remote, small community of about 150 inhabitants with temperatures that can drop to -50°C in winter and reach 35°C in summer. Currently, the community experiences a high incidence of power outages. The community can only be reached by road during a six-week period in February through March, when northern ice-roads are in use. Otherwise, it is accessed by flights. As such, the system was completed within a strict timeframe and delivered to Edmonton, where it is awaiting the final trek across the ice-roads when they are reopened.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On DD.06.YYYY
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

Colville Lake, Northwest Territories
Canada

ISO/RTO N/A
Utility Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC)
Utility Type Public Owned
Paired Grid Resource Primary Distribution
Paired Grid Resource Power Plant, Solar, Diesel
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Utility-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NPTC)
Energy Storage Technology Provider SAFT
Power Electronics Provider ABB
Cost & Performance
Performance N/A
Benefits
Service Use Case Grid-Connected Commercial (Reliability & Quality)
Microgrid Capability
Renewables Capacity Firming
Renewables Energy Time Shift
Voltage Support
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