This pilot program is dedicated to investigating innovative ways that battery storage can benefit both Nova Scotians’ homes and the power system as a whole. It’s based on efforts to lower power use during peak times, shift demand to off-peak times (like overnight), and transition to using more clean energy.
We’ll be testing how the grid can use energy that’s stored in home batteries to manage the overall electric load and reduce demand on the system. Ultimately, this can help reduce costs for all Nova Scotians.
We’ll also be investigating how home batteries can store clean energy, like wind and solar, for later use.
In order to operate the grid with the help of home batteries, participants will provide us with remote access to their battery. This will allow us to manage the charging and discharging cycles. We are also collecting feedback throughout the program to get a better understanding on how the battery is working for customers taking part in the pilot program.