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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