Industry News

Ontario electricity gets taken for a spin

Posted November 10, 2014 in Industry News

The trouble with electricity is that no one’s figured out how to bottle it when there’s too much, and uncork it later when there’s too little. An unassuming industrial building 160 kilometres northwest of Toronto houses an operation that’s trying to store juice — not in bottles, but by using rapidly spinning, four-tonne steel cylinders.

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Canadian flywheel design putting Mississauga firm on the energy management map

Posted November 10, 2014 in Industry News

Sometimes what seems like bad luck can turn out to be a life-changing catalyst – the thing that sets us on a course we never could have imagined. That’s been the extraordinary experience of Jeff Veltri. A non-work-related injury in young adulthood ended his five-year stint as a pipe fitter and sent him back to school, into Ryerson University’s mechanical engineering program. He was employed for a while and then started his own firm, working over the next ten years on industrial, biomedical and military projects.

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Small investments are making a big impact at Ontario startups

Posted October 22, 2014 in Industry News, Uncategorized

How do you store energy? Some have compared it to catching sunlight in your hand. But today, two Ontario-based startup companies are proving that even variable energy sources like wind and solar can successfully be stored and used to balance out fluctuations in Ontario’s energy grid.

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Grid-Connected Flywheel Energy Storage Facility

Posted August 11, 2014 in Industry News

Temporal Power recently announced, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy (Ontario, Canada) and NRStor, the first grid-connected flywheel energy storage facility. Can you tell us more about this and about the recent advancements in Ontario in terms of energy storage innovations?

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NRStor’s CEO talks energy storage at 9th Annual Renewable Energy Conference in Halifax

Posted April 17, 2014 in Industry News, News

NRStor is about to commission its first project north of Cambridge, Ont., using Temporal Power’s flywheel technology for frequency regulation, she said. The company got a fixed-price deal with Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator, which manages the province’s electrical system, and is expected to begin operation in May, she said.

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