For the Zero Emission (ZE) CHOPS (cold heavy oil production with sand) site, SRC has conducted a site energy assessment by installing energy meters and climate stations (data loggers), generating data for a microgrid design. A microgrid is a self-sufficient power system that generates electricity using renewable sources like solar and wind, providing reliable energy in remote areas or during emergencies when the main grid is unavailable. A microgrid design incorporates other renewable generation, increases energy efficiency, and reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, the gathered data was analyzed for other optimization opportunities.
Final Report: 7 CERIN SRC Zero Emissions CHOPS Monitoring Final Public Report