ElectroMotion Energy gears up for initial production in the Okanagan in response to a 3-year agreement with the District of Summerland
SUMMERLAND, B.C. - ElectroMotion Energy (the “Company”) is pleased to announce it is gearing up for initial production in Summerland of its patented Revolution distributed generation technology in response to a 3-year renewal of its Distributed Electricity Generation Project with the District of Summerland.
The Revolution replaces traditional heating, cooling and hot water systems with a single compact and reliable unit which also generates electricity for homes, farms, grids and other types of businesses. The planned 3-part project could see up to 1,000 of the Company’s Revolution combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) technology installed and built locally in Summerland.
The Company’s goals include helping residents reduce both energy costs and carbon emissions, provide increased energy security to the home and community. The project will provide Summerland and ElectroMotion with important data, practical experience, local jobs, customer participation and feedback.
Consumers participating in the pilot project will enjoy reduced natural gas consumption, lower power bills, a plentiful supply of hot water, 24/7 remote monitoring, free servicing, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing they’ll always have heat and power – even when the power grid fails.
It is projected that the Community benefits will include reduced carbon emissions, reduced electrical infrastructure costs, and the lowering of ‘peak penalty’ rates during ‘peak electrical demand’ which occurs during winter heating months.
It is projected that the Community benefits will include reduced carbon emissions, reduced electrical infrastructure costs, and the lowering of ‘peak penalty’ rates during ‘peak electrical demand’ which especially occurs during winter heating months and has cost Summerland millions of dollars.
ElectroMotion has also designed and built an innovative energy efficient home with the Revolution at its core. Founder and CEO Jai Zachary says the home, part of ElectroMotion’s Revolution Housing System, is now undergoing tests at the company’s Summerland facility. The Revolution Home significantly reduces energy consumption while also producing electricity for the home which can then be sold to the electric utility during peak demand winter heating months. The Revolution Home is expected to provide significant energy savings. “As one example, due to high energy and housing costs in remote northern communities, a conventional home over its lifetime will cost 3 times that of a Revolution Home,” he said.
Most of the initial Revolution units manufactured in Summerland will be installed in the community and in other test locations across the province. The company is hoping to eventually establish a major manufacturing facility in the Okanagan.
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March 27, 2017
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