Dodging the Peak: Saint John Energy Employs Smart Grid to Cut Carbon and Incorporate Renewables

Saint John Energy smart grid architect Andrew Galluchon, left, and engineering manager Andrew Ahearn with The Tesla 1.25-megawatt Battery Storage. The battery helps the company manage peak energy demand. Picture Saint John in the throes of autumn. Temperatures are cool but predictable, the city’s electrical grid smoothly supplies its 36,000 customers, and all is right with the world. Because 80 per cent of New Brunswick’s electricity is drawn from non-emitting sources (chiefly nuclear)…

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