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India joins Leclanché in Ontario energy investment

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:25 -- Xuan Zhong
India joins Leclanché in Ontario energy investment

Indian firm EPAL and Swiss battery maker Leclanché are jointly investing $12 million in a lithium battery storage facility nearing completion in in Canada’s Ontario province.

The 28MW/14MWh advanced battery storage project, known as Basin 1 (6MWh) and 2 (2MWh), was built and owned by the Leclanché and Canadian developer. It is the first utility scale energy storage facility designed to improve stability on the Ontario grid, with a total investment of approximately $25m.

 

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Leclanché batteries to power EV fast-charging partnership

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 09:45 -- News Editor
Leclanché batteries to power EV fast-charging partnership

Switzerland-based energy storage firm Leclanché is teaming up with a Dutch company on a pilot batteries project aimed at creating a network of energy-efficient electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations across Europe.

Leclanché said it will initially develop a battery storage system “using large-format lithium-ion batteries” at two unnamed locations for Fastned— which already operates 63 fast charging EV stations it has built in the Netherlands.

 

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Storage changing thinking in the Power industry says Leclanche CEO

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:52 -- Xuan Zhong
Storage changing thinking in the Power industry says Leclanche CEO

Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanche, a leading player in the European battery market told an energy conference last week that the emergence of global energy storage is now a driving force in today’s energy markets.

“The industry is witnessing totally new thinking toward the financing of energy storage projects by investors who are now looking at storage as a new asset class offering multiple revenue streams with large terminal value.”

 

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Leclanché shows global ambition in lithium-ion market

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 14:43 -- Xuan Zhong

After securing its first ESS deal in the US, Swiss firm Leclanché has almost immediately forged an Asian alliance for the low-cost manufacture and development of its Lithium Titanate Oxide (LTO) and Lithium Graphite/NMC (GNMC) batteries.

The European ESS company has formed a strategic partnership with Chinese lead-acid and lithium-ion battery manufacturer Narada Power Source.

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Leclanche ESS first but will future plans be trumped by US president-elect

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 11:17 -- Xuan Zhong

Having secured their first US energy storage system deal, Swiss firm Leclanche will be hoping for a bright future— despite America’s president-elect vowing to de-rail the country’s renewable energy market.

The election of fossil-fuel fan Donald Trump may yet prove a thorn in the US renewable market, but for now Leclanche is celebrating a deal to supply a 20MW/10MWh turnkey system.

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Leclanché wins 13MW lithium-ion ESS contract and appoints new board members

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:31 -- Paul Crompton
Leclanché wins 13MW lithium-ion ESS contract and appoints new board members

Swiss firm Leclanché is due to deliver a 13MW / 53MWh Energy Storage Systems turn-key lithium-ion storage system for one of the North America’s largest Grid Ancillary Services projects.

Leclanché will work alongside Deltro Energy who will procure, design and construct the site facilities in Toronto, Canada.

Deltro will also be the operator of the facilities and Greensmith Energy will provide the energy management system, when the projects come on line, due for the end of this year.

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator plans to use the ESSs to meet its needs for fast-reacting ancillary services.

The service provided include voltage control and reactive power support, to handle intermittent wind and solar power now on Ontario’s high voltage transmission networks.

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”.

Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, adds: “We hope to start the construction in spring 2016 and start the first operation by the end of the year.”

New board members

Meanwhile, two shareholders were elected onto the company’s board as representative of investors.

Investors Peter G. Wodtke and Adam Said were approved during the company’s Extraordinary General Meeting on January 21st.

In a joint statement on Leclanche’s website, Wodtke and Said, added: “The company is poised for growth and we look forward to participating in its exciting future.”

PIcutre: Left to right Adam Said and Peter G. Wodtke

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.

Speciality battery deal signals new business strategy for Leclanche

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 10:44 -- Paul Crompton
Speciality battery deal signals new business strategy for Leclanche

Swiss battery firm Leclanche announced a world first for its lithium-ion titanate battery after signing a deal to supply systems for street light applications.

The deal with Octo Energy, in Saudi Arabia, is one of two major new contracts for Leclanche’s Speciality Battery Systems Business Unit.

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Swiss firm clocks up second energy storage buy out within weeks

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 14:52 -- Paul Crompton
Swiss firm clocks up second energy storage buy out within weeks

Swiss firm Leclanché has bought module and battery management system software know how from its partner as it positions itself as a complete battery-based energy storage company.

The lithium-ion cell and separator company has bought German IT firm ADS-TEC’s design and IP rights after years of working together on state-of-art modules, BMS and master control systems.

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