The Honorable Kathleen Wynn, Premier of Ontario, Canada on Friday unveiled an energy storage project at the signing of a MOU between L&T Technology Services; Ontario based eCamion Inc, Ryerson University, Canada and Anna University, India.
The innovative project combines eCamion’s modular storage solution with L&T Technology Services’ Smart Inverter solution, designed with cutting edge technology for both Indian as well as global markets. Grid simulation and testing is conducted in Ontario by Ryerson University while the onsite integration and deployment will be managed by Anna University on the Tamil Nadu Generation & Distribution Company grid.
Benefits that will be tested include greater grid reliability and enhancement of renewable energy production on the electricity distribution system. The energy storage prototypes will be pursued for worldwide commercialization, with an emphasis on developing markets.
“The Gov’t of Ontario is delighted to support the co-development of clean technologies that enhance the stability of the grid while ensuring environmental and climate change mitigation benefits. It is impressive to see Ontario’s own eCamion, Ryerson University and one of India’s leading engineering services provider come together for R&D and deployment in the Tamil Nadu grid ” said Kathleen Wynn, Premier of Ontario.
“L&T Technology Services is pleased to collaborate with a Canadian company to bring this project to fruition. With the global reach of L&T Technology Services, the cross-pollination and development and designing of smart inverter solutions to benefit the developing market is a unique proposition. The partnership between Indian Department of Science and Technology and the Ontario Government is a step in the right direction to foster more collaboration,” stated Dr Keshab Panda, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at L&T Technology Services.
“Industry and Academic partnerships such as this one demonstrate the value of research and the power of bringing companies, universities and government together,” said Mohamed Lachemi, Interim President, Ryerson University.
“Anna University is excited to partner in bringing this novel technology to our distribution system and further the integration and demonstration site for India’s first deployment of community energy storage,” said Dr. Chandramohan, Anna University, Centre for Urban Energy.
The project is the outcome of two years of discussion on collaborations between the partners. The Government of Ontario and the Government of India via Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Global Innovation Technology Alliance (GITA) is supporting the project through “Ontario – India” Research Initiative.
All partners are proud of this unique fusion of Make in Canada with Make in India. eCamion is a Canadian company based out of Scarborough, Ontario. L&T Technology Services headquartered in Vadodara, has a global presence.
“This is the kind of collaboration needed to successfully bring niche and clean technologies to the market. Strategic partnerships allow SME’s to punch above their weight and accelerate novel products locally and globally and we are proud Ontario is leading the way,” said Hari Subramanian, Chief Executive Officer at eCamion Inc.