WindCharger Battery Storage Project

TransAlta is developing the WindCharger Battery Storage Project, an innovative 10 MW / 20 MWh energy storage project. The Project will be located in southern Alberta in the MD of Pincher Creek next to TransAlta’s existing Summerview Wind Farm Substation.

The project will store energy produced by the nearby Summerview II Wind Farm and discharge into the Alberta Electricity Grid at times of high-peak demand.

This is expected to be the first utility-scale battery storage facility in Alberta and will utilize a newly developed and highly efficient lithium-ion battery technology.

Construction of the Project is anticipated to begin in
March 2020 with a commercial operations date of June 2020.

TransAlta will be receiving co-funding support for the project from Emissions Reduction Alberta.