Electrovaya has announced that it has signed a contract to provide a 1.2 MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system (BESS) to demonstration purposes in support of renewable energy generation in Ontario, Canada.

The programme is part of a $7.6m project supported by the Canadian Government’s Clean Energy Fund (CEF) to investigate the potential use of battery energy storage systems.

Partners in the project include Natural Resources Canada and Hydro One. Electrovaya is the prime contractor and system designer and will provide the full energy storage system.

Joe Oliver, Canada’s minister of natural resources, said: “By investing $3.36m in the Electrovaya electricity storage project, our government is demonstrating its commitment to position Canada at the forefront of clean energy technology.

“This innovative project supports high quality jobs for Ontario and encourages new technologies to help protect our environment for future generations.”

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