Yukon Energy Corporation required assistance with identifying potential resource options to meet their long term load forecast. The project involved obtaining information regarding energy storage technologies to support integration of renewables, reduce the use of diesel generation and increase capacity during periods of shortage (e.g. power quality, T&D grid support, load shifting and bulk power management).
This project consisted of considering various energy storage technologies and determining how they could be implemented to assist Yukon Energy with meeting its future demand for energy.
Teshmont’s scope of work, as a subconsultant, included:
- Collecting necessary data including SCADA metering values, facility drawings, identification of forecasted future load growth, and billing and rate structure information.
- Compiling and analysing the collected information. Using statistical analysis to determine the energy storage power and energy rating to reduce the use of diesel generation.
- Proposing the most suitable energy storage system based on the research outlined above.
- Evaluating the minimum footprint required near an existing substation.
- Developing a life cycle budgetary cost analysis estimate for various the energy storage technologies over a 30 year project life. Assessing the potential life of the asset for each technology considered.
- Carrying out sensitivity analysis by changing different economic parameters and observing the effect in the net present values.
- Generating a high-level project schedule from early planning to commissioning, identifying major project and critical path activities.
- Assessing the potential life of the asset for each technology considered.
- Identifying technical showstoppers and risks.
The project reports provided Yukon Energy Corporation with the required information to consider for identifying potential resource options to meet their long term load forecast.