Swiss battery maker Leclanché is to build its first behind-the-metre battery storage systems in North America for Toronto-based energy storage project developer NRStor C&I.
Leclanché said NRStor is the principal investor in the project and will own and operate the facilities.
Construction is already under way, although location and financial details of the project were not disclosed.
Leclanché announced on 8 February that the BESS would have a 2MW output capacity and lithium-ion storage system with duration of at least two hours (4MWh). The system will use Leclanché’s energy management and fleet management software systems for performance control and optimisation.
The Swiss firm said it also had preliminary agreements for two other industrial locations with NRStor “that will also utilise this standardised product and Leclanché in-house design in its own specific configurations”.
Leclanché CEO Anil Srivastava said: “These first commercial and industrial (C&I) storage systems that Leclanché will install in North America represent a further expansion of our stationary business and they represent an important, growing segment of our energy storage offerings in the region.”
The company said its C&I energy storage systems are also designed to integrate multiple on-site electric vehicle charging stations.
Leclanché already has several battery projects under way in Canada and the US— including the advanced battery storage Basin Project in Ontario that is nearing completion.