The Town of Penetanguishene is located on the south easterly tip of Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada with a population of just under 10,000. Alectra Utilities (formerly PowerStream) in partnership with the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) initiated a project to build an advanced Microgrid on one of the feeders supplying the town.
In June 2016, after exhaustive planning, development and deployment, Alectra Utilities and KEPCO commissioned the Penetanguishene MiDAS Microgrid project. Located adjacent to the Robert Street Municipal Station and controlled from the Alectra Utilities Control Centre, this utility-scale microgrid features a 750 kVA Power Conversion System, 500 kWh battery and autonomous microgrid control system.
- Interconnected to a feeder F1 out of Robert Street MS
- 750 kVA Power Conversion System (PCS)
- 500 kWh Lithium Ion, Samsung batteries
- Autonomous Microgrid Controller
- Distribution Automation Functions
With the MiDAS Microgrid Solution, Alectra Utilities can mitigate a vast majority of the short term outages on the selected feeder. The system provides up to several hours of seamless backup power for part of the town. Other applications and modules installed are:
- Scheduled charge and discharge based on real-time data inputs
- CVR control: SVR Tap control and DG P, Q control
- Self-healing and automatic fault correction
- Dynamic Islanding