Indigenous Partnerships

NRStor is committed to a partnerships-first approach across its business, particularly with regards to building respectful and meaningful partnerships with Indigenous communities. We recognize the leadership of Indigenous communities in being stewards of the land since time immemorial, and we believe Indigenous communities have an important role to play in leading our country and industry’s efforts to build clean energy infrastructure. We also see the development of strong partnerships as an aspect of meaningful and authentic reconciliation.

NRStor fully supports the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, and in particular is committed to address Call to Action #92 – Business and Reconciliation. NRStor commits to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects. We commit to ensuring that Indigenous peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Indigenous communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects. And we commit to providing education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. This will require skills based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism. 

NRStor is committed to building equitable and mutually-beneficial partnerships with Indigenous communities, and has been doing so with several of our projects. We are committed to this through designing projects that maximize Indigenous ownership, space to participate in all development activities, prioritizing working with Indigenous-led/owned companies, and providing local employment opportunities, among others.

Industry Partners

NRStor builds collaborative partnerships across the energy ecosystem.

NRStor is a member of Energy Storage Canada (ESC)

Energy Storage Canada (ESC) is the voice of leadership for energy storage and the only industry association in Canada that focuses on advancing opportunities and building the market for energy storage. ESC leverages the strength of our diverse membership to drive market development in Canada.

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NRStor is partnering with Hydrostor to develop Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage projects across Canada

Hydrostor Inc. is a leading provider of Advanced Adiabatic Compressed Air Energy Storage, deployed using its proprietary underground or underwater air accumulator systems, or using underground geological formations. The technology at scale is one of the lowest cost energy storage solutions available on the market today, is emission free, and has an unlimited cycle life for over 25 years. Hydrostor owns and operates the world’s first adiabatic, underwater-CAES plant with utility host Toronto Hydro, located on Toronto Island.

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NRStor is a member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses

CCAB builds bridges between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, businesses, and communities through diverse programming, providing tools, training, network building, major business awards, and national events.

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NRStor is a member the Ontario Energy Association

The Ontario Energy Association (OEA) is the credible and trusted voice of the energy sector. It earns its reputation by being an integral and influential part of energy policy development and decision making in Ontario. The OEA represents Ontario’s energy leaders that span the full diversity of the energy industry. Together, we are working to build a stronger energy future for Ontario.

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NRStor is partnered with Temporal Power to build Canada's first commercial, grid-connected flywheel facility

Temporal Power is a Canadian-based and privately owned company that designs, manufactures and deploys high-performance energy storage systems around the world. The Temporal Power system uses an all-steel flywheel in combination with magnetic bearings; positioning it as the highest energy flywheel in the world. Temporal Power flywheels are used to improve power quality and lower costs by more accurately balancing energy on power systems.

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