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EVLO – Awarded Energy Storage Canada

Energy Storage Canada Awards

EVLO Energy Storage Inc. Receives the Energy Storage Award for Landmark BESS Application in Parent, Quebec

Project supported critical transmission upgrades in addition to being first BESS in North America to provide uninterrupted power by riding through faults on the grid during outages


VARENNES — October 4, 2023 – EVLO Energy Storage Inc. (EVLO), a fully integrated battery energy storage systems and solutions provider and a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec,  is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the 2023 Landmark Application of Energy Storage Award from Energy Storage Canada. EVLO was chosen for its ground-breaking and innovative application of energy storage technology in Parent, Quebec.

In Parent, a single transmission line supplies power to the town’s 600+ residents. When critical upgrades were necessary, EVLO deployed a 4-MW / 20-MWh BESS for Hydro-Quebec, the local utility. The EVLO BESS continues to play a pivotal role in providing uninterrupted energy whenever primary power sources are offline and is the first system in North America that can contribute to the fault while serving as the sole source of power for the grid. In 2023, the Parent project will become North America’s first fully automated, utility-scale battery used for transmission-level backup power.

“EVLO’s Parent project is one we’re very proud of,” said Sonia St-Arnaud, President and CEO at EVLO. “It stands as a pioneering example of an innovative energy storage application, benefiting the community it serves and contributing to the advancement of the energy storage sector and for the grid of tomorrow. It’s an honor to see the team receive recognition from Energy Storage Canada for their tremendous work on this landmark project.”

Hosted as part of Energy Storage Canada’s annual conference, the awards ceremony aims to recognize and celebrate growth, development, and leadership, within the energy storage sector from a technology-agnostic perspective. More information on the Parent project can be found at

About EVLO Energy Storage Inc.

EVLO Energy Storage Inc. (EVLO) is a fully integrated battery energy storage systems and solutions provider and subsidiary of Hydro-Québec – North America’s largest renewable energy producer. EVLO’s utility-scale systems, control software, and commissioning, monitoring and system management services deliver superior performance, safety and longevity. EVLO’s world-class solutions are backed by decades of R&D and its comprehensive services are led by a veteran team of industry experts passionate about partnering with customers to build a cleaner, more resilient energy future. To learn more:


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