Advances in battery materials
IREQ has extensive expertise in lithium-ion battery materials for ground transportation, both personal and public, and grid-scale energy storage.
Hydro-Québec is developing next-generation, large-capacity energy storage solutions that facilitate the management of constantly rising demand peaks. These safe, reliable and highly efficient solutions can be used to work intermittent renewables like wind, hydrokinetic and photovoltaic power into the grid, which will help achieve GHG emission reduction targets.
LFP: Avant-garde technology
Combining its expertise in electrode material chemistry and know-how in power transmission and distribution system operation, Hydro-Québec designed an innovative olivine-type lithium iron phosphate (LFP) technology for large-scale energy storage.
Pioneering grid-scale energy storage
The Hydro-Québec energy storage system
Hydro-Québec’s grid-scale energy storage system is one of the safest and most efficient currently under development.
20-year service life
15,000 charging cycles
No risk of thermal runaway or combustion, since iron is nonflammable and thermally stable
toxic metals (such as nickel or cobalt)