$1.4 million announced for smart grid development in Calgary, Canada


Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi, has announced $1.4 million in investments towards the development of a smart grid.

Natural Resources Canada is providing the funding through the Green Infrastructure Programme.

Utility firm ENMAX Power will use the investment to improve services in Calgary.

The project will enable the energy provider to integrate consumer onsite distributed energy resources with the main grid for reliability.

The project will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and remove barriers for customers to adopt renewable energy.

The government is releasing the funds following consumers, through a national energy dialogue Generation Energy, highlighted clean, reliable and affordable energy a necessity not a luxury.

Amarjeet Sohi, said: “Green infrastructure is key to building our clean economy. Canada is committed to investing in smart grid technology and working with industry to build cleaner, safer, better-connected electricity systems that will also create well-paying jobs for middle-class Canadians.”

Gianna Manes, CEO of ENMAX, added: “ENMAX Power is committed to advancing technology solutions that will meet customer electricity needs today and in the years to come. This innovative project, the first of its kind in Canada, allows us to explore two-way power flow on a segment of the electrical grid that has not historically been able to support this. By advancing this technology, we will be able to build the resiliency of our grid and enable future customer opportunities.”