The City of Summerside is working with Samsung Renewable Energy to develop a community microgrid connected to the City’s distribution system. The microgrid combines 21 MWac/26 MWdc of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation with a 10 MW/20MWh battery system. The project is expected to generate 33,000 MWh per year in solar PV energy and reduce the City’s reliance on New Brunswick’s power grid from 58.2% to 37.4%, allowing Summerside to achieve a level of 62% of green energy for all its electricity needs. More than 50% of the energy generated will indeed be used by the City’s assets. The solar farm will be located on an 80-acre flat terrain west of Summerside. It will consist in approximately 67,000 PV modules, and will include an energy storage system on the northeastern corner of the project area. The point of interconnection is at Summerside’s electric distribution station, located at the intersection of King Street and Harvard Street, approximately 2.5 km from the solar farm. The interconnection will consist of an overhead transmission line at 34.5 kV with 336 wiring.
Summerside Solar and Storage Integration Project – Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Consultant :WSP CANADA INC.