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WEICan’s Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Test Bed

WEICan’s battery energy storage system (BESS) test bed currently houses a 111.5 kW/223 kWh BESS from Tesla Energy. Our BESS serves as a valuable source of operational data for research purposes.

Partnering with academia, utilities, and government entities, WEICan is committed to advancing energy storage technology to revolutionize the renewable energy landscape. By collaborating with Canadian and US research groups, we’re implementing innovative control algorithms to provide real-world performance data and shape the future of energy storage systems.

Driving Renewable Integration

In synergy with our wind park and PV solar array, WEICan’s battery system aims to:

  • Provide actionable data to inform policy and drive optimal grid integration of renewable power sources.
  • Develop operational parameters and processes to maximize power generation efficiency from a wind/solar-PV/battery combination.
  • Pioneer models for micro-grid and local renewable power generation, fostering widespread adoption of distributed and regional energy solutions.
  • Join us in our mission to harness the power of renewables and pave the way towards a greener tomorrow. Get in touch!

From 2014 to 2017, WEICan operated a BESS that comprised GE’s 2 MWh Durathon Na-NiCl2 battery interfaced by S&C’s 1 MW Purewave Inverter. The BESS was used for a variety of research, mostly in month-long use-case scenarios to understand the technical and economic implications of a utility-scale storage system in supporting integration of renewable energy into the electrical grid. This work was ground-breaking in the field and helped WEICan develop an international reputation for innovation in renewable energy grid integration. After two years of use, the Durathon battery degraded to an unusable level and was decommissioned.

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