Power Forward Challenge

Equilibrium Engineering and StorTera of Scotland have partnered with the Town of Berwick and Dalhousie University to launch an exciting new smart grid project under Natural Resources Canada’s Power Forward Challenge. The Alba Nova team of Equilibrium and StorTera flew to Ottawa with the Mayor Don Clarke and Berwick Electric’s Utility Manager Don Regan to pitch for one of three (3) Canadian finalist spots in the Power Forward Challenge. On June 19, 2019 Alba Nova was informed by NRCan that the pilot project had been selected as one of the Canadian finalists and are in the process of kickstarting this exciting $3M project.

10 lucky homeowners will have the chance to volunteer to have a residential storage system (500-kWh) installed in their homes and possibly solar. The selected volunteers are engaged to also identify turn-key energy efficiency upgrade opportunities that will be packaged, delivered and funded through the Town of Berwick’s Green Energy Program. There will also be three commercial battery systems (200-kWh) at Berwick's Town Hall, the Wastewater Treatment Plant and King's Mutual Centre.

Visit Power Forward Challenge for more information on the Alba Nova project.