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GE and PowerStream Inc., an energy portfolio company, have launched their first joint microgrid demonstration project, located at PowerStream's headquarters in Vaughan, Ontario. The companies say the project will demonstrate how consumers and utilities may be able to generate and distribute their own energy using renewables to address the growing demand for safe, sustainable and reliable energy resources.

For the project, GE provided its Grid IQ Microgrid Control System (MCS), as well as the engineering design services, to help PowerStream build the microgrid. The project uses renewable energy resources (wind, solar), a natural-gas generator and energy storage devices (including GE’s Durathon Battery technology) to provide electricity for loads at PowerStream’s head office, including lighting, air conditioning, refrigeration and electric vehicle charging. Using the MCS, PowerStream can determine when it is most economical to use the resources powering its microgrid or when to revert to using power from the provincial power grid.





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