Ameresco, PEI Energy Corp. Develop Solar Microgrid Project for Prince Edward Island

Ameresco Inc. is a cleantech integrator that specializes in energy efficiency and renewable energies. It has been awarded the Slemon park microgrid project in Canada by Prince Edward Island Energy Corp. The two will work collaboratively with the Slemon Park Corp. to utilize the park’s infrastructure to implement the microgrid

The Slemon Park Microgrid will be a 10 MW Solar facility with direct current coupled energy storage. The microgrid will be able to manage peak load requirements within Slemon Park by incorporating energy storage components.

“The Slemon Park Microgrid project will further our goal of achieving net zero energy by 2030 on Prince Edward Island. With the addition of a new, clean renewable energy grid, we’ll be able to better reduce our baseline greenhouse gas emissions and create a more resilient future,” states Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action Steven Myers.

“We are so excited to partner with PEI Energy Corp. on such an impactful project,” says Bob McCullough, president of Ameresco Canada. Improving grid resiliency will enable the province of Prince Edward Island to successfully implement renewable energy projects that will help serve to protect the Island’s environment and lead to a more sustainable and economically robust future.”

Construction began in December 2021 and the target energize date is set for Fall 2022. Federal funding for this project is provided by Natural Resources Canada’s Smart Grid Program, part of the Government of Canada’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program: Green Infrastructure stream.