Remote SCADA Solution

Customer: Shell Canada Ltd. (Canada)

The Application

Remote Off-Grid SCADA system In Peace River Alberta using solar for a primary power supply with a battery bank backup.

The Challenge

The sites are located in an area where solar can easily cover the load in the summer but has trouble keeping up in the winter time when the solar insolation levels drop to less than 1/3. This results in deep discharged and frozen battery banks leading to system downtime and costly winter service visits to replace batteries.

The Solution:
EFOY Pro 1800

The EFOY Pro 1800, the latest fuel cell generation, is the ideal power supply solution for this application.

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“Simple, quick, and safe”

We have an annual PM to replace the methanol jugs in the 3 EFOY units we have in service. Having never done this before I was curious about the steps involved to remove an empty methanol container and install a full one in its place.

It was a real delight then to find that each jug has its own pick-up and vent lines connected to a very well-sealed stopper and that the empty jug was truly empty. There was no residual methanol in the jug, the stopper, or the cap. Engineering excellence responsible for this process and the associated components has ensured that they disconnect and reconnect process is simple, quick, and safe.

Terry Krushel, Sr. Staff Control Tech - Shell Canada Ltd, (CA)

The benefits

Increased runtime & autonomy

EFOY Pro Fuel Cells offer fully autonomous and maintenance free hybrid power generation for years at a time significantly reducing yearly operating costs

100% reliability in extreme weather conditions

Built in anti-freeze protection and automatic voltage sensing to ensure the battery bank remains charged and power is available at all times so long as the system has methanol available


No maintenance required throughout the lifespan of the Fuel Cell aside from re-fueling every year or two.

Easy Installation & Handling

Drop deployable -40°C rated Nema 3R pre-packaged solutions or simple integration into standard 19” rack units inside existing equipment shelter. 28L Fuel Cartridges are light, spill proof, rated for air transport and are easy to transport to even the most remote site!