Integrated Dispatchable Resource Network for Local Electric Distribution Utility

Strategic Area

Smart Grids and Energy Storage

Status

Active

Fund

Green Infrastructure

Year

2018

GI Contribution

$ 4.6 M – Demonstration

$ 1.127 - Deployment

Project Total

$ 13,398,284 M

Location

Saint John, NB

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Saint John Energy

Lead Proponent

The Power Commission of The City of Saint John (Saint John Energy)

Project Objectives

Saint John Energy will use machine learning and data analytics to develop a system of load prediction algorithms to optimize the dispatch of various Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) on the local electrical grid.

The integration of DERs such as electrical energy storage devices, thermal energy storage devices, and load control elements will allow Saint John Energy to shape the load profile and more effectively utilize the available capacity of the local electrical network.

Expected Results

The expected results of this project are:

  • Increase the efficiency and reduce the difference between the peak and average demand of the local grid, hence minimizing the economic and environmental costs associated with operations;
  • Develop a scalable system for integrated control and dispatch of DERs that can be replicated in other jurisdictions; and
  • Provide examples of effective customer engagement strategies to support the operation of the electrical grid.

Anticipated GHG reductions (tCO2e):

92,000 annually by 2030