Convergent installed the energy storage system at Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., a Canadian-based company specializing in injection molding equipment and services to the plastics industry. The system is specially designed to reduce demand charges and resulting electricity costs at the Husky plant. The constructed asset will be operational as soon as Hydro One is finished with its interconnection work.

The project is designed to reduce Global Adjustment demand charges, which account for up to 70% of electricity bills for some customers in Ontario. The project is anticipated to reduce electricity cost on the load it addresses by 15-30% per year starting in 2018.

Convergent worked with Lockheed Martin Energy to install their GridStar™ Lithium battery systems, selected for their robust, reliable, and space-saving design. Convergent also used local Mississauga-based vendors for the balance of plant equipment, Ontario-based S&T Electric for construction management, and SNC Lavalin for the design work.

Lithium-ion Battery