PRODUCTS

If your community or
company relies on diesel fuel
for energy production…


Frontier Power Systems can provide a complete turn-key
solution to reduce your reliance on diesel fuel. As one of the
most experienced groups in wind-diesel technology in Canada, our turbines and microgrid controller (e+micro) have been used in many remote communities to displace diesel fuel consumption.

With our exciting new turbine design, as well as the e+micro,
we can design a system that works in any scenario.

Not only will our solutions reduce your energy costs, they will increase local capacity, provide local jobs, and improve your community’s resilience and self-sufficiency.

Find out more below about our exciting new turbine design,

If your community or
company relies on diesel fuel for energy production…


Frontier Power Systems can provide a complete turn-key
solution to reduce your reliance on diesel fuel. As one of the
most experienced groups in wind-diesel technology in Canada, our turbines and microgrid controller (e+micro) have been used in many remote communities to displace diesel fuel consumption.

With our exciting new turbine design, as well as the e+micro,
we can design a system that works in any scenario.

Not only will our solutions reduce your energy costs, they will increase local capacity, provide local jobs, and improve your community’s resilience and self-sufficiency.
Find out more below about our exciting new turbine design,

Turbines

FWR24 – Mark 2 Turbine

The FW24-Mark 2 comes with a standard mechanical warranty on all key components.

Nacelle

Gearbox – 5 year warranty
Generator – 2 year warranty
Main Shaft – 5 year warranty
Brake System – 2 year warranty
Yaw System – 5 year warranty
Yaw Drive – 2 year warranty

● Control System

2 year warranty

●Tower

5 year warranty

● Blades

2 year warranty

FWR24 – Mark 2 Turbine

The FW24 – Mark 2 100 kW turbine brings a new level of reliability and economy to the medium-sized wind turbine market.

Our enhancements on the classic Windmatic turbines has resulted in an advanced turbine with:

Since Frontier Power Systems’ inception in 2002, the company has been involved in dozens of different projects, in various capacities. The services Frontier Power Systems offers to its customers include:

  Improved reliability

  Improved design

  Increased energy output

  Reduced cost

● E+micro control system – our advanced control system with remote access and diagnostics allows for seamless integration with already existing diesel systems in remote communities, anywhere in the world.

Improved Reliability Our Mark 2 turbines have evolved from a proven and rugged platform that has been working reliably in wind plants around the world for more than 30 years. Thousands of Windmatic WM17s, in service since the early 1980s, were displaced by larger turbines, while still operating reliably. Frontier has taken this robust product and re-designed the platform, giving them another 30 years of reliable operation, with improved function overall.

● Improved Design With a redesigned nacelle, 50 m tilt up tower, and increased rotor size from 17 m to 24 m, has been specifically designed and built for remote communities.

● Increased Energy Output Our taller gin-pole erected tower has increased the turbine’s hub height from 25 m to 50 m, increasing the energy yield.

● Reduced Costs Significant cost savings come from reduced construction costs and reduced maintenance costs. Increased energy output will allow for increased … (sentence fragment)

FWR24 – Mark 3 Turbine

The FW24 – Mark 3 100 kW turbine is the next iteration in our revolutionary 100 kW turbine design. Equipped with all the benefits of the Mark 2 turbine, the Mark 3 will have an advanced drivetrain. With the combination of the tilt-up tower, improved rotor, and specialized control system, we are confident the Mark 3 turbine will be the most economical 100 kW turbine on the market.

Our Mark 3 turbine will be ready for market in 2022.

Turbines

FWR24 – Mark 2 Turbine

The FW24 – Mark 2 100 kW turbine brings a new level of reliability and economy to the medium-sized wind turbine market.

Our enhancements on the classic Windmatic turbines has resulted in an advanced turbine with:

Since Frontier Power Systems’ inception in 2002, the company has been involved in dozens of different projects, in various capacities. The services Frontier Power Systems offers to its customers include:

  Improved reliability

  Improved design

  Increased energy output

  Reduced cost

● E+micro control system – our advanced control system with remote access and diagnostics allows for seamless integration with already existing diesel systems in remote communities, anywhere in the world.

Improved Reliability Our Mark 2 turbines have evolved from a proven and rugged platform that has been working reliably in wind plants around the world for more than 30 years. Thousands of Windmatic WM17s, in service since the early 1980s, were displaced by larger turbines, while still operating reliably. Frontier has taken this robust product and re-designed the platform, giving them another 30 years of reliable operation, with improved function overall.

● Improved Design With a redesigned nacelle, 50 m tilt up tower, and increased rotor size from 17 m to 24 m, has been specifically designed and built for remote communities.

● Increased Energy Output Our taller gin-pole erected tower has increased the turbine’s hub height from 25 m to 50 m, increasing the energy yield.

● Reduced Costs Significant cost savings come from reduced construction costs and reduced maintenance costs. Increased energy output will allow for increased … (sentence fragment)

FWR24 – Mark 2 Turbine

The FW24-Mark 2 comes with a standard mechanical warranty on all key components.

Nacelle

Gearbox – 5 year warranty
Generator – 2 year warranty
Main Shaft – 5 year warranty
Brake System – 2 year warranty
Yaw System – 5 year warranty
Yaw Drive – 2 year warranty

● Control System

2 year warranty

●Tower

5 year warranty

● Blades

2 year warranty

FWR24 – Mark 3 Turbine

The FW24 – Mark 3 100 kW turbine is the next iteration in our revolutionary 100 kW turbine design. Equipped with all the benefits of the Mark 2 turbine, the Mark 3 will have an advanced drivetrain. With the combination of the tilt-up tower, improved rotor, and specialized control system, we are confident the Mark 3 turbine will be the most economical 100 kW turbine on the market.

Our Mark 3 turbine will be ready for market in 2022.

Microgrid Control System

e+micro Controller

Frontier Power Systems’ e+micro, our advanced microgrid controller, has been deployed on small to medium micro-grids all across North America. We have had significant focus on the isolated community network in Alaska, where these systems are displacing significant amounts of diesel fuel used for electricity generation and space heating.

Microgrid controllers are used to manage all the components of a microgrid through one central system. Our e+micro system uses a series of discrete controllers for each of the components. Our e+micro is able to manage all typical components of a microgrid, including wind turbines, diesel generators, energy storage systems, and photovoltaic arrays. Our e+micro consists of:

 

System Master – this is a high-end programmable controller with the capacity to manage all of the devices on the system.

● SCADA – this provides the user interface for the system. The SCADA system continually imports and stores large amounts of data, which is processed and archived. The SCADA system can be used to monitor system parameters in real time or can be used to provide historical data for diagnostics or report generation.

● Load Regulator – read more below.

● Battery Energy Storage System – read more below Electric Thermal Devices – read more below

● Electric Thermal Devices – read more below

 

Load Regulator

The load regulator is an essential component of our e+micro. This is a sophisticated energy sink device that operates quietly in the background until it is required to remove energy from the system – at a moment’s notice – to ensure system stability.

In an electrical grid, the energy input to the system must always equal the energy output from the system to maintain system frequency. On conventional isolated systems, energy input in the form of fuel can be increased or decreased to control the constantly fluctuating loads. In this way, frequency stability is maintained on the local grid.

On systems powered by renewable energy, like wind or solar, the energy into the system and energy out of the system can vary widely. The load regulator can stabilize the system by helping to dissipate extra energy coming into the system, preventing a system outage. Typically, the load regulator can be controlled at rates of up to 100 times per second to precisely maintain its setpoint.

BESS – Battery Energy Storage System

The Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is an integral part of Frontier Power Systems’ microgrid controller. When the renewable energy sources are producing more electricity than needed, or the power demand from the community is less than required, the BESS can store some of this excess energy. When the renewable energy sources decrease, or the load on the grid increases, and the diesels need to come back online, the BESS provides an energy buffer to smooth the power fluctuation. With a BESS system as part of a microgrid, it enables the system to operate in “Diesel-Off” mode to increase fuel savings.

Electric Thermal Storage

In addition to storing electrical energy in the BESS, Frontier can also provide a thermal energy store used for residential heat. Electrical Thermal Storage (ETS) units use surplus electrical energy, available when the wind power exceeds the electrical load. The ETS system involves a network of residential space heaters which are connected to the system via a wireless network. In a system that has these ETS units, when there is more energy being produced by the wind than is needed, these space heaters warm local residents’ homes connected to the microgrid.

Microgrid Control System

e+micro Controller

Frontier Power Systems’ e+micro, our advanced microgrid controller, has been deployed on small to medium micro-grids all across North America. We have had significant focus on the isolated community network in Alaska, where these systems are displacing significant amounts of diesel fuel used for electricity generation and space heating.

Microgrid controllers are used to manage all the components of a microgrid through one central system. Our e+micro system uses a series of discrete controllers for each of the components. Our e+micro is able to manage all typical components of a microgrid, including wind turbines, diesel generators, energy storage systems, and photovoltaic arrays. Our e+micro consists of:

 

System Master – this is a high-end programmable controller with the capacity to manage all of the devices on the system.

● SCADA – this provides the user interface for the system. The SCADA system continually imports and stores large amounts of data, which is processed and archived. The SCADA system can be used to monitor system parameters in real time or can be used to provide historical data for diagnostics or report generation.

● Load Regulator – read more below.

● Battery Energy Storage System – read more below Electric Thermal Devices – read more below

● Electric Thermal Devices – read more below

 

Load Regulator

The load regulator is an essential component of our e+micro. This is a sophisticated energy sink device that operates quietly in the background until it is required to remove energy from the system – at a moment’s notice – to ensure system stability.

In an electrical grid, the energy input to the system must always equal the energy output from the system to maintain system frequency. On conventional isolated systems, energy input in the form of fuel can be increased or decreased to control the constantly fluctuating loads. In this way, frequency stability is maintained on the local grid.

On systems powered by renewable energy, like wind or solar, the energy into the system and energy out of the system can vary widely. The load regulator can stabilize the system by helping to dissipate extra energy coming into the system, preventing a system outage. Typically, the load regulator can be controlled at rates of up to 100 times per second to precisely maintain its setpoint.

BESS – Battery Energy Storage System

The Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) is an integral part of Frontier Power Systems’ microgrid controller. When the renewable energy sources are producing more electricity than needed, or the power demand from the community is less than required, the BESS can store some of this excess energy. When the renewable energy sources decrease, or the load on the grid increases, and the diesels need to come back online, the BESS provides an energy buffer to smooth the power fluctuation. With a BESS system as part of a microgrid, it enables the system to operate in “Diesel-Off” mode to increase fuel savings.

Electric Thermal Storage

In addition to storing electrical energy in the BESS, Frontier can also provide a thermal energy store used for residential heat. Electrical Thermal Storage (ETS) units use surplus electrical energy, available when the wind power exceeds the electrical load. The ETS system involves a network of residential space heaters which are connected to the system via a wireless network. In a system that has these ETS units, when there is more energy being produced by the wind than is needed, these space heaters warm local residents’ homes connected to the microgrid.