The municipality and ElectroMotion Energy Corporation signed an agreement on Monday to connect up to 10 additional power supply units in Summerland. Mayor Janice Perrino signs the agreement on behalf of the municipalty. Beside her is Jai Zachary of ElectroMotion Energy. Standing from left are Coun. Lloyd Christopherson

Power agreement approved

The municipality and ElectroMotion Energy Corporation entered an agreement to connect up to 10 additional power supply units.

The municipality and ElectroMotion Energy Corporation entered an agreement to connect up to 10 additional power supply units at individual residences in the community.

The agreement is necessary for a proposal by ElectroMotion Energy to operate a pilot project within Summerland.

ElectroMotion’s Revolution unit combines household heating, cooling, hot water and electrical backup systems into one unit.

Surplus energy produced by the unit is then fed back into the electrical grid, where it can supplement power coming in from FortisBC.

“I think this agreement has a lot of potential,” municipal administrator Tom Day told council as he outlined the agreement on Monday evening.

Jai Zachary of ElectroMotion Energy said the pilot project will help to show how well the Revolution unit functions.

Data will be collected for a year to a year and a half, beginning this fall.

“The pilot project is really about demonstration,” he said.

The first Revolution in Summerland was installed in the fall of 2011.


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