From 2019 to 2020, Hydro Ottawa led a microgrid technologies trial program called MiGen Transactive Grid. This initiative was funded by the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines’ Smart Grid Fund, the LDC Tomorrow Fund and Natural Resources Canada.
To lead the way for a smart energy future, Hydro Ottawa embarked on this trial to study and understand how customers use devices relating to Solar Generation, Storage, and Home Energy Management Systems. The program aimed to pave the way for a future where customers can generate more of their own electricity, store that electricity, share it with connected neighbours, and send what’s not used back to the grid.
Several customers were recruited for this study and the study is now complete. The project provided several key learnings that Hydro Ottawa will use to map out its future innovation journey. Please stay tuned for updates.