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Battery Storage

Get to know battery storage

Home batteries connect to both the grid and your home through your electrical panel. They charge by drawing power from the grid—ideally at off-peak times or when there is excess clean energy available. In the event of an outage, a home battery system can power some essential items in your home, like your refrigerator that are configured for backup in a critical loads panel. A home battery system can detect a grid outage and automatically kick in.

Battery storage benefits

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Back-up Power

In the event of an outage, the battery can keep some home necessities running.
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Green Energy

Batteries provide an opportunity to store clean energy from wind and solar so you can access it when it is needed.
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Did You Know?

Nova Scotia is one of the best places in North America to harness the power of wind. As both wind and solar are intermittent power sources, they require reliable energy storage. That’s where battery storage comes in.

Battery storage pilot programs

We’re already successfully testing battery storage at a community level with customers across the province. This test phase is helping us understand how batteries can allow us to store and use renewable energy more efficiently and it is demonstrating the reliability of this back-up energy technology.

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