L&T Technology Services, Canada’s eCamion and Ryerson University, and India’s Anna University Join Hands for Unique Community Energy Storage Project
Energy Storage System design and deployment will improve system reliability and unlock the potential of renewable energy; boost for Make in Canada and Make in India initiatives
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
The Honorable Kathleen Wynn, Premier of Ontario, Canada on Friday unveiled an energy storage project at the signing of an MOU between L&T Technology Services, Ontario based eCamion Inc, Ryerson University, Canada and Anna University, India.
The innovative project combines eCamion’s modular storage solution with L&T Technology Services’ Smart Inverter solution, designed with cutting edge technology for both Indian as well as global markets. Grid simulation and testing is conducted in Ontario by Ryerson University while the onsite integration and deployment will be managed by Anna University on the Tamil Nadu Generation & Distribution Company grid.
Benefits that will be tested include greater grid reliability and enhancement of renewable energy production on the electricity distribution system. The energy storage prototypes will be pursued for worldwide commercialization, with an emphasis on developing markets.
“The Gov’t of Ontario is delighted to support the co-development of clean technologies that enhance the stability of the grid while ensuring environmental and climate change mitigation benefits. It is impressive to see Ontario’s own eCamion, Ryerson University and one of India’s leading engineering services provider come together for R&D and deployment in the Tamil Nadu grid,” said Kathleen Wynn, Premier of Ontario.
“L&T Technology Services is pleased to collaborate with a Canadian company to bring this project to fruition. With the global reach of L&T Technology Services, the cross-pollination and development and designing of smart inverter solutions to benefit the developing market is a unique proposition. The partnership between Indian Department of Science and Technology and the Ontario Government is a step in the right direction to foster more collaboration,” stated Dr. Keshab Panda, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at L&T Technology Services.
“Industry and Academic partnerships such as this one demonstrate the value of research and the power of bringing companies, universities and government together,” said Mohamed Lachemi, Interim President, Ryerson University.
“Anna University is excited to partner in bringing this novel technology to our distribution system and further the integration and demonstration site for India’s first deployment of community energy storage,” said Dr. Chandramohan, Anna University, Centre for Urban Energy.
The project is the outcome of two years of discussion on collaborations between the partners. The Government of Ontario and the Government of India via Department of Science & Technology (DST) and Global Innovation Technology Alliance (GITA) is supporting the project through “Ontario – India” Research Initiative.
All partners are proud of this unique fusion of Make in Canada with Make in India. eCamion is a Canadian company based out of Scarborough, Ontario. L&T Technology Services headquartered in Vadodara, has a global presence.
“This is the kind of collaboration needed to successfully bring niche and clean technologies to the market. Strategic partnerships allow SME’s to punch above their weight and accelerate novel products locally and globally and we are proud Ontario is leading the way,” said Hari Subramanian, Chief Executive Officer at eCamion Inc.
About L&T Technology Services Limited:
L&T Technology Services Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited with a focus on the Engineering Services space, partnering with a large number of Fortune 500 companies globally. It offers design and development solutions throughout the entire product development chain across various industries such as Industrial Products, Medical Devices, Automotive, Aerospace, Railways, Highway & Polymer, Commercial Vehicles, Telecom & Hi-Tech, and the Process Industry. The company also offers solutions in the areas of Mechanical Engineering Services, Embedded Systems & Engineering Application Software, Product Lifecycle Management, Engineering Analytics, Power Electronics, and M2M and the Internet-of-Things (IoT).
With a multi-disciplinary and multi-domain presence, we challenge ourselves every day to help clients achieve a sustainable competitive advantage through value-creating products, processes and Services. Headquartered in India, with over 10,000 highly skilled professionals, 12 global delivery centers and operations in 35 locations around the world, we constantly find flexible ways of working, tailored to our assignments and customer needs.
eCamion Inc is a Community Energy storage company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company deployed the world’s smallest footprint storage device for the power generated in the Toronto Hydro System in 2013. Since then it has deployed systems in the USA at Detroit Edison, co-creating the world’s first pole top energy storage with Ryerson Centre for Urban Energy.
The Fund is a $5 million program that supports high-value opportunities to advance clean technology innovation in between Ontario and Indian Companies. Indian Department of Science and technology has a matching fund for the Indian partners involved.
About the Centre for Urban Energy
The Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) is an academic-industry partnership that is exploring and developing sustainable solutions to urban energy issues, such as the advancement of clean energy technologies, energy conservation and demand management, energy storage and smart infrastructure. In partnership with Anna University, the Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) has established the Anna University – Ryerson University Urban Energy Centre (UEC) in India, which is dedicated to research and innovation to solve the country’s emerging urban energy challenges. The Centre’s collaboration with academics, industries and public sector units will succeed by relating research to entrepreneurship, risk and innovation, via a multidisciplinary approach that taps the boundless enthusiasm and skills of faculty and students of Anna University in India and Ryerson University in Canada.