Supporting the energy transition in Alberta
Alberta’s electricity system is changing rapidly as it transitions from a dependence on coal-fired power generation to other sources including wind and solar power. The energy transition has impacted the reliability of Alberta’s electricity grid.
A reliable electricity supply is essential for our economy. Through the energy transition we face two major challenges: consistently aligning supply with demand, when some of that supply is intermittent, and ensuring the stability of the grid itself by maintaining enough of a property known as inertia.
Energy storage provides solutions for both challenges and has an important and growing role to play in the Alberta electricity system.