Power.House Hybrid: Minimizing GHGs and Maximizing Grid Benefits
Smart Grid Demonstration
Enbridge Gas Inc.
City of Markham
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Video: Alectra Power.House Hybrid
Alectra Utilities Corporation
This Project will demonstrate how a full complement of controllable electrical and thermal energy technologies installed in 10 Markham homes, with integrated controls and real-time grid GHG signals can achieve significant reductions in total household GHGs, while still providing energy for space and water heating, transportation, and appliances.
There are 3 main components to this project:
- Baselines will be established, and homes will be retrofitted with energy efficiency measures, solar photovoltaic (PV) generation, Electric Vehicle (EV) charging, micro-Combined Heat and Power (microCHP), and smart air handler systems to support hybrid heating with air source heat pumps.
- The fleet of 10 Power.House Hybrid homes will be integrated into the Proponent’s Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform.
- Controls will optimize equipment operation to minimize GHGs and maximize value to the grid using real-time grid GHG signals.
This project will contribute to the Canadian economy and environment by supporting the development of Canadian technological innovation and will act as a model for municipalities, utilities and other stakeholders across the country to emulate and gain key insights towards reducing GHG emissions and transforming to a more sustainable energy sector.
Estimated GHG reductions (tCO2e):
81 annually by 2030
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