Hybrid Energy Solutions

SRC’s Hybrid Energy Container (HEC) has a customizable combination of conventional and renewable generation sources together with energy storage. The system is more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable than traditional diesel generators for industrial sites, off-grid communities and disaster-affected areas.

The HEC is a specific decentralized energy solution that can include design, manufacturing, installation and monitoring by our team, or in collaboration with clients or other providers.

Depending on the application, the solution typically consists of a diesel generator, energy storage and renewable sources (e.g., solar, wind power) integrated in a proven and reliable containerized energy system that is easily installed. The system can be designed to withstand harsh climate and weather events, such as experienced in remote areas of northern Saskatchewan.

Benefits of SRC’s HEC include:

  • Significant diesel fuel savings
  • Reduction in generator runtime and associated maintenance
  • Voltage stability, energy and fuel metering, and automated controls
  • Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by employing renewable energy sources and optimizing generator efficiency
  • Readily deployable using conventional transportation infrastructure
  • Reliable operation in extreme climates
  • Dependable power supply from multiple sources

SRC can customize these systems to meet specific site and client requirements. We support clients who want to develop custom-built units within their existing framework of expertise by collaborating on the design phase, facilitating manufacturing (or manufacturing it at SRC), coordinating or supervising installation and providing maintenance and/or training for your workforce.

Features of SRC’s HEC

  • System capacities range from 50 kW – 1 MW
  • Climate-controlled, 20-foot modular container
  • Easily integrated into existing infrastructure
  • Insulated with its own heating, ventilation and air- conditioning system
  • Online monitoring and control
  • Input for multiple energy sources (e.g. solar, wind, grid)
  • Integrated solar for automatic battery maintenance

Download the specification sheet for more details.

Case study

Powering a Remediation Camp: SRC is remediating the former Gunnar Mine and Mill site in northern Saskatchewan where an operating camp was established to accommodate workers and contractors. The power needs for the camp were based on the requirements of the initial demolition phase of the remediation effort.

The camp no longer has a large workforce, and its two 500-kW generators are oversized for the current operation. Diesel fuel is a major operating expense for the camp. SRC conducted extensive energy monitoring of the camp to characterize the site’s load and then designed a Hybrid Energy Container to maximize fuel savings over the life of the remediation effort and provide remote black start capability.