About the Project
Brookfield Renewable Power Inc. (“BRPI”) or an affiliate, will be advancing the Fitzroy BESS (Battery Energy Storage System) (“Project”) through Evolugen, Brookfield’s Canadian operating business. The Project directly responds to the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) call for additional capacity to meet Ontario’s growing electricity consumption. The Project represents a cost-effective solution to add capacity, enhance flexible grid operations, and save greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Ontario by reducing the need for carbon-intensive power plants during times of peak demand.
The proposed Project is in the feasibility stage and consists of installing battery modules, some additional power equipment, light civil, safety, and security infrastructure. It is expected to be operational by May 2028, subject to the IESO determining the Project to be best for Ontario ratepayers.
- Sits on ~14 acres on a ~80-acre site on private land
- Initial investment of ~$650 million
- Adds up to 250 MW of capacity and 1,000 MWh of energy storage
- Interconnects to IESO using the nearby 230 kV circuit