October 20, 2023
EVLO Energy Storage Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 2023 Landmark Application of Energy Storage Award from Energy Storage Canada. EVLO was chosen for its ground-breaking and innovative application of energy storage technology in Parent, Quebec.
In Parent, a transmission line supplies power to the town’s residents. When critical upgrades to the transmission system were required, EVLO deployed a 4-MW/20-MWh BESS to supply Hydro-Québec’s residential and business customers. The BESS is charged at night and used during the day to supply the city while work is carried out on the transmission line, thus limiting the use of diesel generators. Once work is completed, the EVLO system will remain in place to manage peaks on the grid and serve as an auxiliary source in the event of an outage, making the Parent project North America’s first fully automated, utility-scale battery for transmission backup power.
“The Parent project is one we’re very proud of,” said Sonia St-Arnaud, President and CEO at EVLO. “It stands as a pioneering example of an innovative energy storage application that benefits the community it serves while contributing to the advancement of the energy storage sector. It’s an honor to see the team receive recognition from Energy Storage Canada for their tremendous work on this landmark project.”
Hosted as part of Energy Storage Canada’s annual conference, the awards ceremony aims to recognize and celebrate growth, development, and leadership within the energy storage sector from a technology-agnostic perspective.