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A 1 MW energy storage project has been completed in Field, British Columbia.

The battery unit will store clean energy produced by utility BC Hydro that can be used to help meet the area's electricity needs in the event of a power outage and reduce system load during peak demand periods.

The Government of Canada's Clean Energy Fund and BC Hydro each provided $6.5 million for the project.

"The completion of this project means people living in Field now have a clean source of reliable backup power. It will also give us an opportunity to share our knowledge with other utilities in the country who face the same challenges," says Greg Reimer, BC Hydro's executive vice president of transmission and distribution.

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