Goderich Energy Storage Centre

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Safe, Reliable and Emissions-Free Long Duration Energy Storage for Ontario

The Goderich Energy Storage Centre, located in Goderich, Ontario, is the world’s first commercially contracted Advanced-CAES facility.

About the project

Hydrostor’s Goderich Energy Storage Centre proves out the ability of Hydrostor’s A-CAES technology to fully participate in and deliver a range of valuable grid services to electricity markets.

The facility is contracted by Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for peaking capacity, ancillary services, and full participation in the merchant energy market to support grid reliability. standards as set out by the IESO.

With 1.75 megawatts (MW) of peak power output, a 2.2 MW charge rating, and 10+ megawatt-hours (MWh) of storage capacity, this utility-scale commercial application of A-CAES technology is a significant achievement, conforming to all interconnection, uptime, performance and dispatch.

Benefits

Community
Electricity grid
Environment
Validated performance characteristics

Contributing to deeper understanding of commercial A-CAES facilities at utility scale, corroborating performance and operational metrics, and supporting research in partnership with regional academic institutions.

Electricity grid

The facility is fuel free, enabling the province to utilize surplus baseload electricity as a fuel source to provide cost-effective and valuable generating capacity for Ontario.

Economic

Supporting economic diversification in cleantech alongside significant construction expenditures and related jobs within the community.

The project is designed to generate electricity for at least eight hours at full capacity

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Validate performance characteristics

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Electricity grid reliability

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Economic diversification

Project highlights

Size
1.75 MW (discharge), 2.2 MW (charge) / more than 10 MWh (contracted to 7 MWh)
Owner
Hydrostor
Location
Goderich, Ontario, Canada
Application
Commercial reference facility, Peaking capacity
In Service
2019