Schneider Electric appointed by Tottenham Hotspur as Stadium Energy Management Supplier
The UK football team, Tottenham Hotspur, has appointed the France-based energy firm, Schneider Electric, as its Official Stadium Management Supplier.
The company will provide all of the electricity to the team’s new North London football stadium during construction, service, and maintenance phases.
Schneider Electric will also be responsible for integrating key systems to the stadium, making it more energy efficient.
“Schneider Electric is a leading provider of energy and building management systems and we are delighted to announce its role in the stadium project,” remarked Matthew Collecott, Director of Operations at Tottenham Hotspur.
“We have the upmost confidence in its ability to deliver a best-in-class energy management system, which will power one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world.”
The new ground is set to be London’s largest football stadium, with a 61,5999-hosting capacity.
The stadium has been designed with many smart features, utilising technology to enable an intelligent, modern site.
“Technology is a key part of the design of this new building, from equipment rooms to cable runs. We're not just bolting on technology -- we're making it part of the fabric of our intelligent stadium,” Sanjeev Katwa, Head of Technology at Tottenham Hotspur, commented last year.
The energy company will be embedding its EcoStruxure™ platform into the architecture of the stadium for real-time monitoring, enhancing maintenance and visitor experience.
Hydrostor receives $4m funding for A-CAES facility in Canada
Hydrostor has received $4m funding to develop a 300-500MW Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) facility in Canada.
The funding will be used to complete essential engineering and planning, and enable Hydrostor to plan construction.
The project will be modeled on Hydrostor’s commercially operating Goderich storage facility, providing up to 12 hours of energy storage.
Hydrostor’s A-CAES system supports Canada’s green economic transition by designing, building, and operating emissions-free energy storage facilities, and employing people, suppliers, and technologies from the oil and gas sector.
The Honorable Seamus O’Regan, Jr. Minister of Natural Resources, said: “Investing in clean technology will lower emissions and increase our competitiveness. This is how we get to net zero by 2050.”
A-CAES has the potential to lower greenhouse gas emissions by enabling the transition to a cleaner and more flexible electricity grid. Specifically, the low-impact and cost-effective technology will reduce the use of fossil fuels and will provide reliable and bankable energy storage solutions for utilities and regulators, while integrating renewable energy for sustainable growth.
Curtis VanWalleghem, Hydrostor’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are grateful for the federal government’s support of our long duration energy storage solution that is critical to enabling the clean energy transition. This made-in-Canada solution, with the support of NRCan and Sustainable Development Technology Canada, is ready to be widely deployed within Canada and globally to lower electricity rates and decarbonize the electricity sector."
The Rosamond A-CAES 500MW Project is under advanced development and targeting a 2024 launch. It is designed to turn California’s growing solar and wind resources into on-demand peak capacity while allowing for closure of fossil fuel generating stations.
Hydrostor closed US$37 million (C$49 million) in growth financing in September 2019.