Wilfrid Laurier University

BESS & Microgrid System

The  battery energy storage system facility reduces electrical demand for a Class A electricity facility operating during anticipated Global Adjustment hours.

Johnson Controls, the turnkey EPC and facility energy service company, engaged HH Angus to engineer a 2 MWe (4 MWh) behind-the-meter battery energy storage system (BESS). 

The installation is part of a microgrid design that incorporates rooftop solar panels for six buildings (~500kWe), a 2 MWe (4 MWh) BESS, and a 2 MWe natural gas engine-generator peaker. The goal of the installation is to reduce Global Adjustment charges. It also supports much of the facility in the event of a power failure on the grid.

The solar panels and BESS were installed during spring and summer of 2018, and the engine-generator peaker plant has been submitted for a building permit.

SERVICES
Prime Consultant | Electrical Engineering


PROJECT FEATURES
Status: Completed 2018


LOCATION 
Waterloo, Ontario


KEY SCOPE ELEMENTS
Engineered 2 MWe (4MWh) behind-the-meter battery energy storage | Microgrid design including solar, BESS, NG engine generator peaker for six buildings


Energy innovation funding

The project was predicated on receiving Government of Canada Strategic Innovation Fund support for innovative energy projects.