Category Archives: 2012

eCAMION and Toronto Hydro pilot urban project

A consortium led by eCAMION, Inc. with Toronto Hydro, the University of Toronto and Dow Kokam LLC has unveiled what it describes as the first energy storage system installed directly into an urban community. This community energy storage differs from other energy storage systems as it is installed at the customer level. It will provide

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U of T Engineering Makes Toronto Hydro a Little Smarter

Toronto’s electrical system is a little smarter now, thanks in part to a University of Toronto team led by Professor Reza Iravani of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Toronto Hydro has installed a 250-kW, 48-module battery storage unit at a North York community centre that is strong enough to power a small street for one hour.

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GM and ABB demonstrate community energy storage system built from 5 used Volt batteries

During a symposium for the media on GM’s electrification efforts, including a preview of the Spark EV to be unveiled at the LA Auto Show in two weeks, General Motors and ABB showed and demonstrated a new grid distributed micro-storage (at grid scale) system—i.e., a community energy storage system—built from five used Chevrolet Volt batteries.

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Putting the “Community” in Energy Storage

With aging infrastructure, renewable generation and electric vehicles on the horizon, there has never been a more urgent need for a modern electricity grid. That’s why Toronto Hydro-Electric System (Toronto Hydro) has teamed up with a consortium of the industry’s brightest. It hopes to build the next weapon for the intelligent grid arsenal: the community

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