Efficiency, conservation, sustainability
For years, we have taken a proactive approach to manage and optimize our energy usage, particularly during peak periods. With the new energy storage facility, we will benefit from significant cost savings, additional demand response revenues, all while reducing our overall energy dependence
VP Manufacturing of Amhil North America
Li-Ion batteries and DER.OS software
The 2.34 MW/4.7 MWh lithium-ion energy storage system, is installed and operated by Enel X at Amhil’s facility in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto on the banks of Lake Ontario.
Under the agreed terms, Enel X purchased, installed and operates the battery on behalf of Amhil North America, and share the savings which are created by Enel X Distributed Energy Resources Optimization Software (DER.OS) that controls the battery.
The DER.OS platform analyzes Amhil’s energy consumption patterns and executes a control strategy to maximize total economic value from all available value streams.
Enel X also provides demand management services and enrolls the energy storage system in the Demand Response program of Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). The lithium-ion storage project expands upon Amhil North America’s existing relationship with Enel X, as a Demand Response customer since 2010. With the addition of the energy storage system, Amhil improves and increases benefits from its demand response program, while adding financial savings from managing peak charges. The storage system is aimed at helping Amhil save 20% in energy expenditure over the life of the 11-year contract, started in 2018.
Added value from storage
Fresh energy for Ontario
By tapping into the energy stored in the battery, Amhil North America aims to reduce its energy consumption when required by the grid to contribute to its stability, without any impact on the company’s overall operations.
Enel X North America is currently the largest commercial and industrial aggregator of demand response in Ontario with about 200 MW across approximately 400 customer sites.
Enel X sees the Amhil North America project as a new step in the development of storage systems solutions in Ontario while expanding its energy storage footprint in Canada.
Earlier in 2018, Enel X launched its first energy storage project in Canada: a 1 MWh lithium-ion behind-the-meter battery system at Algoma Orchards, a family-owned commercial orchard in the Durham region in Ontario.