Toronto Hydro, Ryerson Launch Pilot Project to Store Energy in Pole-mounted Compact Box
June 21, 2017
Toronto Hydro is testing pole-mounted energy storage devices that can supplement electricity during peak hours in homes. In a pilot project, a compact white box, a little bigger than a suitcase, has been mounted about six metres up a hydro pole in the Keele St.
Recently, we’ve seen more and more utilities installing containerized batteries at substations to support grid reliability. Now, Toronto Hydro is testing an approach that would distribute smaller containerized batteries into neighborhoods. Check out this novel approach, which the utility says is a first in the world.