November 22, 2023
EVLO recently joined Wildstone Construction Group, Skyfire Energy, and local officials and stakeholders to celebrate the inauguration of the first solar + storage project in the District of Summerland, BC. The project consists of a 0.4 MW solar array as well as four EVLO 1000 battery energy storage units paired with our EVLOGIX energy management system that will provide 1 MW/4 MWh of storage capacity.
The District of Summerland is one of five municipalities in British Columbia that owns the local electric utility. In addition to extending the output of the solar array to provide more clean energy to the local grid, the EVLO battery energy storage system (BESS) will enable peak shaving to eliminate short-term demand spikes and lower peak loads, reducing demand charges and the overall cost of energy for the District’s residents.
“It has been an honor to work with Wildstone and the District of Summerland on this project, which will allow Summerland’s residents to realize the benefits of utility-scale energy storage for the first time,” said Vincent David, Vice President, Deployment and Operation at EVLO. “Our expertise in meeting the needs and challenges of utilities allowed us to develop a BESS solution for the district that meets the highest standards of safety and performance.”