A Guelph, Ontario area-based cleantech company is celebrating the commissioning of the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) three new battery energy storage system (BESS) projects, which will support the TTC’s current fleet of 60 e-buses, as well as the additional 300 e-buses it procured in 2021, to be delivered this year.
Anvil Crawler Development Corp (ACDC), a full-service clean energy technology firm specializing in engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance for sustainable and renewable technology (e.g. solar, wind, energy storage, and EV), was selected by Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada as an integration partner for the project.
ACDC integrated the battery energy storage systems at Toronto’s Arrow Road, Mount Dennis, and Eglinton stations. The integration included rack assembly, inverters, lithium ion batteries, and energy management software into a fully enclosed custom container.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the work we accomplished on this mandate, which has allowed us to further develop our e-bus and battery energy storage competency,” said Darcy Boudreau, General Manager, Anvil Crawler Development Corp.
“We are proud to be first movers in this exciting and developing industry, and we’re well-positioned to support other jurisdictions on similar electrification plans.”
The Panasonic battery energy storage systems will be utilized by the TTC to support e-bus charging at each station. These systems will also enable each facility to support ancillary services such as black start capabilities, energy arbitrage, peak shaving, and other grid resiliency measures.
The TTC is currently operating the largest fleet of pure electric buses in North America.
Boudreau hopes the TTC project will serve to accelerate the adoption of e-bus bus fleets among other municipalities in Ontario.
“Sustainability goals and carbon reduction initiatives will accelerate adoption of e-bus and electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure across Canada,” said Boudreau.
“Our team is currently leveraging these experiences with other municipalies and we anticipate accelerated adoption with many others in the near future.”
Boudreau observed that cleantech adoption is currently occurring at unprecendented rates.
“The TTC project has aligned perfectly with ACDC’s mission to deploy cleantech initiatives to tilt the scale away from reliance on non-renewable technology,” he said.
The operational TTC e-bus fleet comprises $140 million of a total $1.8 billion investment in the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) for Toronto, introduced in 2016. It is part of Toronto’s TransformTO project for climate change, with the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.
Anvil Crawler Development Corp (“ACDC”) is a clean energy, electrical services, and engineering, procurement, and constructions (EPC) firm based in Elora, Ontario.
ACDC provides turn-key services for various clean energy assets and infrastructure including solar, wind, EV infrastructure, battery energy storage systems (BESS), and off-grid energy generation. ACDC also provides comprehensive traditional electrical contracting services across Ontario.
ACDC’s clients span from multi-residential to commercial to industrial; they include real estate and clean energy investment funds, private corporations, domestic and international developers, and various levels of goverment.
To learn more about Anvil Crawler Development Corp, please visit AnvilCrawler.com.
Anvil Crawler Development Corp. is part of Skyline Group of Companies.
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