MiGen Transactive Grid

Strategic Area

Smart Grids and Energy Storage Demonstration

Status

Active

Partners

Algonquin College
BluWave Inc.
Carleton University
CIMA+ Canada Inc.
GETSmart Analytics
Gloucester Housing Corporation
IEEE Standards Association
J.L. Richards & Associates Limited
Opus One Solutions Inc.
Ottawa Community Housing Corporation
Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada Inc.
Quadra Power Inc.
Sparq Systems Inc.
Solutions eMcREY Inc.
Speebly Technologies (formerly Vocalize)
Stash Energy Inc.
Tantalus Systems Corp. (Energate)
Thorium Technologies Inc.
University of Ottawa SUNLAB

Fund

Green Infrastructure

Year

2018

CGP Contribution

$ 5 M

Project Total

$ 15,101,650

Location

Amherst, NS
Ottawa, ON

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Hydro Ottawa, MiGen Transactive Grid

Lead Proponent

Hydro Ottawa Limited

Project Objectives

The objective of the MiGen Transactive Grid Project is to create a Net-Zero Carbon Community (NZCC) strategy for buildings and private homes overlaid with a market-driven Transactive Demand Response (TDR) solution. Operating in a Transactive Energy Market, the solution will optimize energy sources and loads in real-time creating an overall smart energy network that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increases grid resiliency and flexibility..

The Project will manage distributed energy resources (DERs) in real-time within the grid’s dynamic operating limits through automatic and active negotiation between devices that use or produce electricity at the customer level.

Expected Results

The goal of this project is to establish a template for net-zero carbon (NZC) buildings and homes.

The implementation of this template will reduce the demand for generation from fossil fuel peaking plants, contribute to climate change goals through the acceleration of cleaner transportation and heating with infrastructure that can accommodate load growth, and create an open-source and royalty-free platform that encourages product interoperability for prosumers.

Anticipated GHG reductions (tCO2e):

90,000+ cumulative by 2030