North Bay • Ontario

The first microgrid of its kind in Canada

• Launching Summer 2019 •

MEMORIAL GARDENS SPORTS ARENA

How It Works

The Community Energy Park is a microgrid that brings together innovative technologies to supply electricity and heat to the YMCA Aquatic Centre, Thomson Park and Memorial Gardens. It makes these facilities more efficient in their use of energy, and more resilient as an important hub of our community.

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RESILIENCY

RESILIENCY

A community hub with self-sustaining electricity and heat in an emergency.

EFFICIENCY

EFFICIENCY

The ability to balance energy from multiple sources for maximum efficiency.

INNOVATION

INNOVATION

Leading technology that paves the way for future energy sustainability for our community, and the world.

Why a Microgrid?

An aging, inefficient power grid

The North American grid goes back to the days of Edison. It is complex and inefficient. Electricity travels vast distances, losing power along the way. It is costly and inefficient to build enough generators to meet the high energy demands of summer, while operating below capacity for the rest of the year. And as we learned in the Northeast blackout of 2003, it is susceptible to prolonged outages for reasons out of our control.

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News

Canada launches first utility-scale microgrid system

Canada launches first utility-scale microgrid system

From Smart Energy International;   Ontario-based municipal utility North Bay Hydro Services has partnered with smart grid solutions firm S&C Electric Company to launch Canada’s.. Read More →
North Bay Community Energy Park Up and Running

North Bay Community Energy Park Up and Running

From The Nugget, by PJ Wilson; Nancy and Norman are on duty. They are the two generators which are part of the Community Energy Park.. Read More →
North Bay becomes home to Canada’s first-ever microgrid

North Bay becomes home to Canada’s first-ever microgrid

From My North Bay Now, by Rocco Frangione; Canada’s first-ever microgrid officially opened Wednesday morning and that opening took place in North Bay. The microgrid.. Read More →

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