Moment Energy Partners with Hydro Ottawa to Revolutionize Grid Management

Dec 12, 2023
Moment Energy

Vancouver’s Moment Energy has announced its first ever end-to-end integration involving Hydro Ottawa and BluWave-ai to bring intelligent distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) capability to the distribution grid.

This marks a significant milestone for the innovator in second-life battery energy storage systems (BESS).

With Moment Energy’s BESS responding to demand response signals, the grid operator can support growing EV charging demands while minimizing the cost of infrastructure upgrades that would otherwise be needed.

As Moment Energy forays into the on-grid utility space, it proudly upholds its unmatched commitment to safety, performance, and sustainability.

This first phase of the collaboration facilitates Moment Energy and BluWave-ai to perform rigorous testing to validate operational modes like peak shaving, plus integrated communications, telemetry, and fault response.

“We’re excited to venture into this new partnership with Hydro Ottawa and BluWave-ai,” said Cecilia Liu, Project Engineer at Moment Energy.

“A comprehensive test plan was used to evaluate the end-to-end interoperability of our products over the course of multiple months. We’ve seen great results and look forward to commissioning our systems on-grid in the next stage of this partnership.”

The next stage of this landmark initiative will see Moment Energy’s Flora BESSs delivered to Area X.O, an Ottawa-based research and development complex for next-gen technology, in Q1 2024.

During this phase of the project, two Moment Energy Flora BESSs will be installed behind the meter to support fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers and local building loads. Following the commissioning at Area X.O., six more units will be installed in front of the meter on the distribution grid around Ottawa.

Earlier this year the cleantech upstart won Startup of the Year at the fourth annual BC Cleantech Awards, powered by Foresight Canada.