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N-Sci Technologies

For Generators / Energy Storage

Whether your project involves the design and installation of a distributed energy resource system, power system studies to support the connection to the Grid, or detailed design of the protection, control and communications systems, our highly qualified team offers a professional service to maximize your success.

A professional methodology is applied to all work conducted by a team that maintains the highest qualifications in their fields of expertise.

Key Clients

Client: Ellis Don Corporation

N-Sci provided the electrical engineering for an EPC contract with the Ellis Don Corporation for a new 9MW solar farm. The project included a new 44 kV substation connecting to Hydro One Network’s grid and N-Sci also provided Arc Flash Analysis for the project.

Services included the development of system specifications including the solar panels, combiner boxes, disconnect switches and breakers, high and medium voltage cables, as well as, the inverter house specification.

The design specifications were then used to provide the various regulatory bodies and utilities (e.g. Hydro One Networks, Electrical Safety Authority, IESO) with the required interconnection paperwork, including Form B (Connection Impact Assessment Application), Single Line Drawing of the connection, Protection Philosophy, Tripping Matrix, and Draft COVER (Confirmation of Verification Evidence Report).

Additional regulatory work included communications with the IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator). The ESA (Electrical Safety Authority) was then provided the Protection and Control Study as well as the Ground Potential Rise Study, Trench Cable Thermal Study, Trenching Design, Ground Grid Design, Communications design for SCADA and Transfer Trip for approval.

Client: Ontario Ministry of Energy – Smart Grid Fund

N-Sci was contracted by the Ministry of Energy of the Government of Ontario to provide technical review and ongoing technical advisory services for Microgrid, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle projects under the Smart Grid Fund.

N-Sci reviewed the applications to the Smart Grid Fund by various organizations to determine their technical feasibility as well as to assess the capabilities of the project team. Risk identification and assessment of the benefits of the projects to the community were performed and the assessment was delivered to the Ministry for acceptance to the fund.

The projects accepted by the fund submitted regular reporting that was reviewed by N-Sci to identify new risks or mitigation strategies for current risks. This ongoing assessment also calls for regular communication with Project team members in order to ensure clear communication and tracking of meeting project milestones.

More Examples of N-Sci’s Experience and Capabilities:

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    NextEra:

    Provided Independent Engineering services to 8 NextEra wind farm projects (approximately 1200 MW) throughout Ontario.

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    SUNCOR:

    Provided Independent Engineering services to 2 SUNCOR wind farm projects (approximately 200 MW) throughout Ontario.

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    Sprott Power Corp (Goulais) – 25 MW Wind Farm – Communications Design:

    Completed a feasibility study and design for the protection communication options for a 230 kV transmission connected wind farm that included interfacing with a generator rejection protection scheme with Hydro One.

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    Aria Solar:

    1X9 MW PV Solar site with a 44-kV connection to Hydro One’s distribution network.

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    Silver Creek Solar / EllisDon – 1X10 MW PV Solar site with 34.5 distribution feeder and 1X115 kV substation for connection to HONI:

    Completed the electrical design for the PV field and the 34.5 kV distribution feeder and provided electrical oversight for the interconnection and substation design and construction.

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    Starwood SSM1 Canada – 2X10 MW PV Solar Site (feasibility study):

    Completed a feasibility study to prove the first design of as 1000 VDC collector system approved by ESA in Ontario for PV Solar installations.

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    Starwood SSM1 Canada – 2X10 MW PV Solar site (1000 VDC Collector System):

    Provided full electrical engineering design services, Electrical Safety Authority (“ESA”) plan approval submission, LDC interconnect submissions, Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) submissions and inverter commissioning services for two new RESOP applications.

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    Starwood SSM2 Canada – 3X10 MW PV Solar Site (1000 VDC Collector System):

    Provided LDC interconnect support and commissioning services for three new RESOP applications.

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    Starwood SSM3 Canada – 1X10 MW Solar Site (1000 VDC Collector System):

    Provided full electrical engineering design services, Electrical Safety Authority (“ESA”) plan approval submission, LDC interconnect submissions, Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) submissions and inverter commissioning services for a new RESOP application.

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    Starwood SSM1, SSM2 and SSM3 (Sault Ste. Marie) – Protection and Control modifications:

    After the six 10 MW sites were operational, PUC Services required changes to the SCADA interfaces, and relay logic for all of those sites. N-Sci specified SCADA equipment, modified relay logic and tested the facilities to ensure they met the PUC’s requirements.

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    First Light II – 1 X 8.5 MW PV Solar Site (Napanee) – New Site:

    Provided full electrical engineering design services, Electrical Safety Authority (“ESA”) plan approval submission, LDC interconnect submissions, Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) submissions and inverter commissioning services for a new PV solar site.

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    IESO Communication Support (Sault Ste. Marie):

    In response to new IESO Market Rules dealing with information gathering from any solar or wind generator > 5 MW in size, designed the data collection and communication systems for 60 MW of PV Solar sites.

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    Superior Energy Solutions (Sault Ste. Marie) – new 150 kW PV Solar site:

    Provided full electrical engineering design services, Electrical Safety Authority (“ESA”) submission, LDC interconnect submissions, Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) submissions and inverter commissioning services for a new FIT application.

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    Superior Energy Solutions (Sault Ste. Marie) – new 250 kW PV Solar site:

    Provided full electrical engineering design services, Electrical Safety Authority (“ESA”) submission, LDC interconnect submissions, Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) submissions and inverter commissioning services for a new FIT application.

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    Superior Energy Solutions (Blind River) - new 150 kW PV Solar site:

    Provided full electrical engineering design services, Electrical Safety Authority (“ESA”) submission, LDC interconnect submissions, Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) submissions and inverter commissioning services for a new FIT application.

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    Ontario Solar Power Fields Solar Projects (4 sites in Northern Ontario) – InterconnectionSupport:

    Completed the LDC interconnection design and LDC submission process for four new generator connections.

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    Siemens Industrial Division (Burlington) - 1000V DC Market Assessment:

    Performed a market assessment for 1000 VDC equipment (i.e. inverters) for an industrial sales group to support a potential sales strategy.

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    Sprott Power Corp (Goulais) – 25 MW Wind Farm Communications Design:

    Completed a feasibility study and design for the protection communication options for a 230 kV transmission connected wind farm that included interfacing with a generator rejection protection scheme with Hydro One.