French based battery firm Saft, is set to develop and install an extreme temperature Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) after being chosen for the project by Northwest Territories Power Corporation (NTPC).
The turnkey lithium-ion BESS will serve as the heart of the hybrid micro-grid that is part of a larger Solar and Diesel upgrade to the existing power plant 50 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Canada.
As part of the contract, Saft will develop and install one Intensium® Max 20M Medium Power (IM 20M) Li-ion battery container with 232kWh of energy and a 200kW Power Conditioning System from ABB.
It is designed to control the network frequency and voltage at between -50°C and 35°C, allowing diesel generators to operate at optimum efficiency and to be shut down whenever possible.
As part of a hybrid micro-grid the BESS the system will be installed at the Colville Lake Power Station in June 2015.
It will deliver more reliable power to Colville Lake’s 150 residents with consistent, renewable solar power and reduced diesel fuel consumption.