The Burlington DC Microgrid project covers select uninterruptible loads at Head Office and North American manufacturing facility of Etratech corporation in Burlington, Ontario. It is the first deployment of the ARDA DC Microgrid Platform in a commercial environment - many more microgrids to follow.
Key project assets are rooftop solar panels, natural gas DC generator, and 5-hour duration flow battery. The microgrid is interconnected to the utility grid for energy import/export and ancillary services, and seamlessly operates during grid disturbances and outages.
The project is financed by contributions of the project's Consortium members, and by the Canadian Government grants.