Crosstown battery storage

The province announced this week that it will work with Toronto Hydro to build a battery-backup farm in Mount Dennis for the Eglinton LRT. The batteries will store energy overnight when it is cheap, and release it during the day to “reduce peak energy use and lower the Crosstown’s overall emissions and operating costs”.

Originally, the LRT was to have a natural-gas generator at the Mount Dennis station, but Metrolinx folded under local pressure and said that it would build a battery backup instead.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.