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Canada Firm Uses Salt, Tesla, Flywheels in Clean Energy Race

Original article by Gerrit De Vynck, published by Bloomberg. A Canadian firm is hoping to cash in on the burgeoning market for electricity storage — no matter which technology breaks out first. NRStor Inc. is positioning itself to be the go-to distributor, developer and operator of lithium-ion batteries, magnetically-levitated flywheels and other technologies seeking to solve […]

NRStor Vice-President Jason Rioux Uses Recycled Shipping Containers to Create an Off-Grid Family Cabin

 Authored by TRACY HANES, “‘Octopod home is made of shipping containers” originally published in the Toronto Star.   Imagine living off-grid, in recycled shipping containers laid out in the shape of a spider that keep out bugs — and burglars — in the woods. Jason Rioux and his family do just that. By using the recycled material […]

Flywheel Energy Storage

The Minto flywheel project in Ontario is a “mechanical battery” that stores electricity in the form of kinetic energy — one ingenious solution to the search for the “holy grail” of the electricity system.

IESO selects NRStor to deliver Fuel-Free Compressed Air Energy Storage Capacity Services

Today NRStor Inc., a leading energy storage developer, owner and operator, was selected by Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to deliver compressed air energy storage (CAES) capacity services to the grid. NRStor has partnered with a cutting edge technology developer of fuel-free compressed air energy storage systems to develop their advanced energy storage technology on an underground salt cavern in Southwestern Ontario. When operational, this will be the largest commercial CAES project in Canada.

Jennifer Manning nominated for Woman in Infrastructure Award

Nominated for the inaugural Woman in Infrastructure Awards, Jennifer Manning is a dynamic lawyer and deal maker with a proven track record of success in large-scale energy and infrastructure projects. Jennifer also actively dedicates her time to numerous causes from the Fred Victor Centre and Torys LLP mentorship program of at-risk youth to the Women’s Infrastructure Network.