Natural Resources Canada announces 6 clean energy investments

The #EVWeekinCanada blitz continued with an announcement by Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, MP of Beaches-East York. The announcement is the federal government is investing $12.7 million in six clean energy projects in Ontario. The Liberal MP announced on behalf of the Minister of Natural Resources.

First, Hydro One received $4.95 million to develop a pilot for heavy-duty electric truck charging stations in Ontario.

The Toronto Transit Commission received $2.5 million to implement an intelligent charging platform to support its growing electric bus fleet.

Opus One received $2 million to demonstrate what a shared economy model for EV chargers could look like for Canadians.

Alectra Inc received $1.32 million to develop an EV model that will work for single-family and multi-unit residential buildings. The project will provide affordable EV chargers that will incentivize off-peak charging in residential homes.

In addition, Geotab Inc received $1.3 million to demonstrate a SmartCharge Incentive system to help EV owners charge on off-peak times.

Finally, Blackstone Energy Services received $635,000 to test drive a vehicle-to-grid system. This system would encourage EV owners to discharge energy into the grid during peak electricity demand periods.

These investments come under the Green Infrastructure- Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program run by Natural Resources Canada, which aims to accelerate Canadian market entry for next-generation clean energy technologies.

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