ENERGY STORAGE

Canadian Solar to develop 705MWh of storage for Nova Scotia Power 

July 9, 2024

E-Storage, part of Canadian Solar’s majority-owned subsidiary CSI Solar, has secured a contract from Nova Scotia Power to develop energy storage projects totalling 150 MW / 705 MWh across three locations in Nova Scotia, Canada: Bridgewater, Waverley, and White Rock.

Construction will be completed by the end of 2026, with the first site expected to be operational in 2025. e-STORAGE will provide  engineering, procurement, and construction services along with long-term service agreements.

Peter Gregg, president of Nova Scotia Power, said: “We look forward to collaborating with communities and project partners to ensure these projects provide the most cost-effective value to our customers. These grid-scale battery energy storage projects will help maintain system reliability during Nova Scotia’s clean energy transition, delivering safe and clean energy when needed.”

Colin Parkin, president of e-STORAGE, added: “We are thrilled to partner with Nova Scotia Power on these innovative energy storage projects, contributing to provincial and federal targets of achieving 80% renewables by 2030. As Canadians, we are committed to making a significant environmental impact at home while empowering our clients to shift electricity generation to long-term renewable energy sources. We are proud to be setting a precedent for North America, creating local jobs, and enhancing grid reliability.”