Press Releases | GATINEAU, May 16, 2024

Two Battery Energy Storage System Projects Selected by the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator

Evolugen, the Canadian renewable energy platform of Brookfield Renewable, along with our partner, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (“AOPFN”), are pleased to announce that two of our battery energy storage system (BESS) projects, totaling 400 MW of contracted capacity, were selected by the Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) as part of its Long-Term Request for Proposals, to deliver energy projects for the Ontario grid.

The two BESS projects represent a potential investment of approximately $1 billion in clean energy technology in the Ottawa-area, helping improve grid reliability amid the growing demand for electricity. With the contract received from the IESO we will begin project permitting and consultation with local and Indigenous communities to deliver these projects.

Projects Overview

The two projects that were awarded are expected to be in commercial operation for mid-2027.

Evolugen has partnered with AOPFN to develop, own and operate both the Fitzroy and Trail Road BESS projects.

This announcement is an exciting step forward for Evolugen as we continue to grow and expand our clean energy infrastructure across Canada. These projects will contribute to grid reliability and help meet the electricity demand in the region, while creating long lasting benefits for the City and our partner, Pikwakanagan First Nation.

Geoff Wright

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Brookfield Renewable

Pikwakanagan is very happy to be partnering with Evolugen on this new development project in our traditional territory. This project will create long-term, sustainable economic benefits for our people while also expanding our involvement and leadership in the renewable energy sector. We are excited to work alongside Evolugen in the construction and operation of this facility.

Greg Sarazin

Chief of Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation

As part of the bid submission process, Evolugen engaged extensively with local stakeholders and the public to share information about the project and gather feedback. Evolugen will continue to engage with the public, including deep consultation with the local and Indigenous communities throughout construction and operation phases of the project.