Canada’s Hydro-Québec launches energy storage systems subsidiary EVLO.

by Dec 10, 2020

Canadian public utility company and transmission system operator Hydro-Québec has launched a battery energy storage subsidiary EVLO Energy Storage to design, sell, and operate energy storage systems based on based on lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry. The storage systems will be primarily supplied to power producers, transmission providers and distributors. They are also designed for commercial and industrial markets for medium- and large-scale storage and have been tested on Hydro-Québec’s own grid network, for applications including peak shaving and islanding to provide resiliency during extreme weather conditions. EVLO technology’s first project will be a 9MWh system for renewable energy developer Innergex in northern France. It will be a standalone energy storage project but is located close to some of Innergex’s wind farms. The system is scheduled for commissioning in late 2021 and Innergex has won a 7-year fixed price contract for capacity payments with electric transmission system operator RTE. Link to the news: