S&C Electric Canada Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, today announced a partnership with North Bay Hydro to deploy a microgrid at North Bay Community Energy Park.
S&C’s project scope is to engineer, procure and contract-manage an automated microgrid that combines solar panels and other energy sources, battery energy storage and the state-of-the-art GridMaster® Microgrid Control System. S&C is a global pioneer in the microgrid space. With industry-leading experience, S&C has deployed 17 microgrids and 21 large-scale energy storage systems over the last decade.
The North Bay Community Energy Park will include a solar array mounted on the city’s Aquatic Centre, with the ability to operate in islanded mode separate from the main power grid. A microgrid will allow this renewable electricity to supply the neighboring Memorial Gardens ice rink. This clean solar power will also contribute to a charging station for electric vehicles. A PureWave® SMS-250 Storage Management System will ensure grid disruptions can be managed seamlessly, and improve resiliency by storing energy to be used when needed. The Energy Park will also include a cogeneration plant that will help to power the microgrid and heat both the Aquatic Centre and Memorial Gardens.
S&C congratulates North Bay Hydro for positioning itself as a forward-thinking municipality. With the introduction of a modern power infrastructure, the city can expect to attract new commercial investment to the area, benefiting the community as a whole.