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Toronto A-CAES (Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage) Technical Demonstration Facility – Hydrostor

Technology Type Compressed Air Energy Storage
Rated Power 660 kW
URL More about Toronto A-CAES (Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage) Technical Demonstration Facility – Hydrostor

Hydrostor’s A-CAES (Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage) technology, a long-duration, emissions-free energy storage solution, has been successfully deployed in Toronto, Canada as a technical demonstration and R&D project in partnership with utility host Toronto Hydro. With the completion of the Toronto A-CAES Facility in 2015, Hydrostor developed the world’s first, grid connected adiabatic-CAES facility. The project has been in service and operational since November 2015, with an installed capacity of 660 kW, 1 MWh. The project successfully demonstrated A-CAES performance in a grid-connected environment and provides an ongoing testbed, with a potential long-term role as reserve power for Toronto Island. The project was supported by the Government of Canada’s Sustainable Development Technology Canada Fund and connected to the grid by Toronto Hydro. The facility demonstrated A-CAES’ ability to play a significant role in the long-duration energy storage market globally.

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Project Status
Status Operational
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

446 Lakeshore Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1X9
Canada

ISO/RTO IESO
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Energy Storage Technology Provider Hydrostor
Developer Hydrostor
Cost & Performance
Projected Project Lifetime 30 years
Performance Performance metrics not available
Benefits
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Back-up Power
Reference A-CAES Demonstration Plant
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