Long-Term Reliability Project: 903
October 17, 2022
Address: 221 Peggs Mountain Rd, Armour, ON P0A 1C0 (45.597176, -79.405693)
Facility: Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
Size: 5-megawatt/20-megawatt hour
Proponent Name: 1000234763 Ontario Inc.
Public Meeting: 7pm on November 2, 2022 at the Katrine Community Centre
IESO Procurement Background
After more than a decade of strong supply, Ontario is entering a period of emerging electricity system needs, driven by increasing demand, the retirement of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, the refurbishment of other nuclear generating units, and expiring supply contracts at other facilities.
To address these needs, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) is competitively procuring 3,500 megawatts of capacity through the first Long-Term Request for Proposals (LT1 RFP), a complimentary expedited process (E-LT1 RFP), and a Same Technology Upgrade process. The LT1 RFP, together with the E-LT1 RFP will competitively procure year-round effective capacity from dispatchable New Build resources, including New Build hybrid electricity generation and storage facilities.
1000234763 Ontario Inc., operating as Solar Flow-Through Funds (SFF) is a group of limited partnerships with offices in Vancouver and Toronto. SFF has partnered with ASE to participate in IESO’s long-term capacity procurement to ensure reliability in Ontario’s electricity grid. SFF develops facilities and technologies that contribute to the global reduction of greenhouse gases and use of fossil fuels. Currently, SFF’s portfolio consists of 70 projects in Ontario, totalling in 28.8 MW DC. SFF is a Qualified Applicant under the IESO procurement process.
Abundant Solar Energy Inc. (ASE) is acting as an agent and developer for SFF. ASE is a 100% Canadian-owned independent renewable and clean energy project developer and asset operator. Since 2013, Abundant has enabled the proliferation of renewable and clean energy contributing to Net Zero carbon emission goals through its development, engineering, and asset management services in Canada and the United States.
Nameplate Capacity: 4.99 megawatt/20-megawatt hour
Please note that all mentions of 5-megawatt size is in this notice is rounded from 4.99-megawatt.
As part of the procurement, SFF is proposing to install a utility grid-connected battery energy storage system (BESS) to be located at 221 Peggs Mountain Rd, Armour, ON P0A 1C0, where a ground mount solar photovoltaic system is currently in operation. The BESS will be charged by the local grid overnight when there is low electricity demand and will supply power to the grid at times of high demand, providing significant benefits to grid reliability. The system will be a 5-megawatt/20-megawatt hour battery energy storage system using lithium ion technology.