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Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)

Leclanché wins 13MW lithium-ion ESS contract

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 15:32 -- Paul Crompton
Swiss battery firm Leclanche has signed a deal to provide six energy storage systems to provide grid stabilisation for Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Swiss battery firm Leclanche has signed a deal to provide six energy storage systems to provide grid stabilisation for Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in the Canadian province of Ontario.

The company will provide the systems with a combined capacity of 13MW/ 53MWh after signing a deal with the grid operator valued at $50 million to $75 million.

Leclanché will team up with Deltro Energy Inc. who will procure, design and construct the site facilities balance of plant scope and high voltage connections to the grid.

Deltro will operate the facilities and Greensmith Energy will provide the energy management system, when the projects come on line at the end of the year.

David Del Mastro, CEO of Deltro, said: “We have asked Leclanché to deliver these storage systems on a turn-key basis and will work closely with them to ensure this project is successfully constructed and fully integrated into the IESO grid”.

Leclanche plans to begin installing the batteries in April or May 2016.

The contract with IESO functions as a power purchase agreement for three years, with electricity distributor Toronto Hydro Corp. taking over the agreement for an additional 12 years.

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