Grid-Scale Batteries 101

2024-04-23T23:56:29+00:00April 23rd, 2024|Beginner, Educational Resources, Energy Stories, Featured, Intermediate, News|

What are grid-scale batteries? Grid-scale batteries, also known as utility-scale batteries or Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS), are a collection of individual smaller batteries housed within a single controlled, large-scale energy storage system. They are designed to store electricity that can be accessed for use during periods of high demand or low generation and

New Brunswick at the forefront of energy innovation – QUEST

2022-11-22T14:00:50+00:00September 15th, 2020|Energy Stories, News|

QUEST, the national non-government organization that works to accelerate adoption of efficient, community-scale energy systems in Canada, says New Brunswick is at the forefront of energy innovation and has an opportunity to shape the utility of the future. QUEST executives Cheryl Ratchford and Eddie Oldfield say New Brunswick is setting an impressive pace in

Nova Scotia project tests battery-powered homes

2022-11-22T14:44:15+00:00February 18th, 2020|Energy Stories, News|

Nova Scotia Power says a pilot project to test Tesla Powerwalls in 10 homes in the community of Elmsdale, along with a large, grid-sized battery – the Tesla Powerpack –  at a nearby substation, has been successful. The batteries are connected to an electrical line powered, in part, by nearby wind turbines. The question

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