Fort Providence Arial


SSi Energy’s
Model Community

The indigenous hamlet of Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, is working with SSi Energy and its partner Northern Loco (100% indigenous-owned) to design, build and operate a state-of-the-art power plant that will reduce the community’s cost of electricity by 20% and the cost of space heating in public buildings connected to the district heating system by 40%.

This innovative energy solution will consist of:

  • Easy to repair, 150 kW diesel generators
  • High efficiency heat exchangers on the generators
  • Thermal batteries
  • Supercapacitor electrical batteries
  • A large solar PV array
  • A district heating system

Specifically, this project will utilize:

  • 3 x 500 kW Centauri Energy Servers
  • 2 x 500 kWh Sirius Energy Storage
  • 6 x 200 kW Diesel Generators (with heat exchangers)
  • 1 mW PV Solar Array
  • Thermal Batteries TBD
  • Community District Heating System


Microgrid Demonstration Project

Snowshoe Inn Sign
Snowshoe Inn Arial

The Snowshoe Inn in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories, has been producing its own off-grid heat and power for over 40 years. The Snowshoe company’s microgrid serves 80,000 square feet of space consisting of a 35-room motel, restaurant, bar, gift shop, commercial office and meeting facility rentals and a general store.

This project will adapt the Snowshoe power plant with an energy server, a supercapacitor electrical battery, a thermal battery and solar PV array, and will demonstrate an increased efficiency for microgrid systems resulting in a significant reduction in diesel consumption.

Specifically, the project will utilize:

• 160 kW Centauri Energy Server 200 kWh Sirius Energy Storage 50 kW PV Solar Array

• 150 kW Diesel Generator (with heat exchangers) 4 x 90 kW Thermal Batteries

Small Business
Demonstration Project

This project is designed to demonstrate a small “off-grid” system to accommodate a business facility ranging from 5000 to 10,000 square feet. SSi’s head office in Yellowknife, with qualified technicians on site, is the ideal location for the installation and testing of this demo system.

The project will include a diesel generator, energy server, supercapacitor battery and solar array, and will also serve as a backup system should Yellowknife’s hydro grid experience a power outage.

Specifically, the project will utilize:

  • 40 kW Centauri Energy Server
  • 28.4 kWh Sirius Energy Storage
  • 40 kW Diesel Generator
  • 14.6 kW PV Solar Array
Customer Care

Demonstration Project

This installation will demonstrate the efficiency and value of a small off-grid system in an average home. For this particular project, a residence in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, will be used. The system will serve to offset grid power to the home, provide surplus electricity to the grid when available, and act as backup power in the event of a grid outage. The project will include a small diesel generator, energy server, supercapacitor battery and solar array.

Specifically, the project will utilize:

  • 10 kW Centauri Energy Server
  • 14.2 kWh Sirius Energy Storage
  • 10 kW Diesel Generator
  • 7.6 kW PV Solar Array
Residential Project