Digital Journal, February 2019 – Could ‘Off-the-Grid Technology’ be the Future of Electricity?

The renewable energy boom is pushing the electrical grid to its limits, forcing electrical distribution businesses to look closer at generation technologies (DG) and storage services. OOM Energy has developed a new way to supply power to customers that is not only stable but reduces their carbon footprint and is portable. The company’s Integrated Energy Platform (IEP) is basically a power station in a box placed outside a facility. It can be scaled up or down to meet energy needs and also add in new green technologies as they become available.

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Commercial Property Executive, February 2019 – Going Off the Grid?

In a study from Accenture, nearly half of the 150 global utility executives surveyed say parts of their grid will reach maximum capacity in three years or less, and 95% agreed the risk of consumers going off the grid and only using it as an occasional backup will increase significantly in the next two years. While some energy experts say the likelihood of a majority of commercial property owners and managers disconnecting from the electric grid is entirely unlikely, some have already done so by using on-site power generation by private firms like OOM Energy.

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CBC Newsletter (What on Earth?), February 2019 – Meet OOM: Could this off-the-grid technology be the future of electricity?

“It’s called OOM, and it could change the way we generate power” What on Earth?, a CBC environmental-themed newsletter, recently featured an article on Oom’s Integrated Energy Platform (IEP), an on-site power system that aims to take buildings off the sometimes unstable electrical grid while also reducing their carbon footprint. Oh, and it’s portable.

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Canadian Consulting Engineer, February 2019 – Skating Away from the Grid

Sky-high electricity rates in Ontario have had a big impact on recreational facility operations, especially skating arenas, but those days may be changing. Stoneridge Ice Centre in Burlington, Ont. signs up for localized private utility service.

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Utility Dive, January 17, 2019 – Utilities See Opportunity in Energy as a Service Offerings

Craig Clydesdale describes the company he founded, OOM Energy, as a “private utility” that can take customers off the traditional grid while providing cleaner, more reliable and cheaper energy.

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ON Point with Alex Pierson, January 9, 2019 – OOM Energy Helps Burlington Arena Become the First in North America to Select the Private Utility Option

Alex Pierson sits down with OOM Energy’s Craig Clydesdale to discuss Dedicated Energy Systems (DES) and why a Burlington arena made the switch to this public grid alternative.

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Cision, January 9, 2019 – Burlington Arena Is First in North America to Select the Private Utility Option

Stoneridge Ice Centre, formerly known as the Wave Twin Rinks in Burlington, Ontario, is the first arena facility in North America to adopt a new energy platform that takes it off the public utility grid and significantly reduces its costs for electric power. Stoneridge – a dedicated hockey training centre with two full-size rinks and two mini pads – is working with OOM Energy (https://oomenergy.com), a private utility that has developed a new concept for producing and distributing electricity. The result is lower-cost power that is more reliable and environmentally friendly.

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Canadian Mining & Energy, December 6, 2018 – An Off-Grid Power Solution by Oom Energy

OOM Energy’s Integrated Energy Platform (IEP) offers on-site, reliable, secure and clean power—all generated off the grid. Virtually anyone who needs power benefits from this system, especially large companies looking for cost-effective, environmentally friendly solutions to energy generation.

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Utility Dive, May 3rd, 2019 – Valuing the Energy Resilience Contributions of Distributed Energy

Reading some of Utility Dive’s recent headlines is enough to make you nervous about the state of North America’s electricity supply. Our grid is being hacked, the weather is bad and getting worse, and wildfires have left two of California’s three dominant investor-owned utilities in dire financial straits.

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In-Depth Radio, January 9, 2019 – Update: PCS Plan to Introduce Back-To-Work Legislation for OPG Workers on Monday

The Ford government is heading back to Queen’s Park on Monday, interrupting their Christmas break, in order to ensure the lights and heat stay on for the entire province.They made the announcement Friday evening after the union representing 6,000 Ontario Power Generation workers has filed a strike notice. The Power Workers Union informed the OPG late Friday that it will begin the 21-day shutdown of its power plants. But Energy Minister Greg Rickford said that outages could occur in seven to 10 days.

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CTV News, November 4, 2018 – Strong Winds, Heavy Rain Leave 115,000 Without Power in Maritimes

HALIFAX — Tens of thousand of people across the Maritimes are without power this morning after the region was lashed by strong winds and heavy rain. New Brunswick has been the hardest hit, with NB Power reporting more than 94,000 customers in the dark after 100 km/h winds swept across the province Saturday and into today. Wind warnings had been posted Saturday and Environment Canada said parts of the province could also expect 15 millimetres of rain.

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CTV News, November 5, 2018 – Tens of Thousands Still Without Power in Maritimes After Storm

HALIFAX — Tens of thousand of people across the Maritimes were still without power early today and some schools were closed after the region was hit by powerful gusts and torrential downpours over the weekend.

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Business Wire, October 30, 2018 – Fluor Awarded Valero Cogeneration Project in Wales

We are pleased to assist Valero with this notable project that will enhance energy efficiency and sustainability at the refinery, which is of significant importance for the economy of Wales and, more particularly, to Pembroke,” said Al Collins, president of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business in Europe, Africa and Middle East. “Fluor will utilize its in-depth cogeneration expertise together with previous experience of working at the Pembroke Refinery to deliver a capital-efficient project.

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Green Tech Media, June 21, 2018 – Distributed Energy Poised for ‘Explosive Growth’ on the US Grid

Over the next five years, distributed energy resources are expected to increase dramatically in the United States. These distributed energy resource will greatly influence how public utilities plan, invest, operate and maintain their distribution grids. Unfortunately, investments made in distributed energy largely go to maintaining traditional structures, station equipment, power lines and transformers. Investing in the failing grid is not going to solve our energy problems. We need an alternative to the public grid.

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Utility Dive, October 11, 2018 – Gulf Power: ‘Unprecedented’ Storm May Require System Rebuild

Earlier this month, Hurricane Michael, a category 4 storm, knocked out the power of over 800,000 customers across the Gulf shore and into Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas. The “unprecedented” nature of the storm could mean Gulf Power will have to largely rebuild its system. As storms become increasingly severe, power systems throughout North America will have to evaluate the strength of their systems. Is the public grid strong enough to withstand the next hurricane season?

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