FortisAlberta Waterton Energy Storage Project

FortisAlberta Inc.

  • Project Type

    Demonstration

  • Project Value

    $5,100,000

  • Project Status

    Active

  • Location

    Waterton, AB

  • Funding Amount

    $1,284,000

The FortisAlberta Waterton Energy Storage Project will showcase the stacked technical, economic and social benefits of utilizing battery energy storage systems (BESS), solar PV renewable generation and advanced distribution BESS managements systems to address reliability issues faced by customers connected at a location near the end of a long electric distribution feeder. The Town of Waterton is prone to a higher than normal frequency of outages due to its long distance from the nearest substation and the natural terrain in the area. The project will provide islanding capability to the community and provide much needed resiliency for the town and emergency services during outage situations.