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Sony and Hydro-Québec launch energy storage venture

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 16:12 -- Laura Varriale
Sony and Hydro-Québec representatives during Esstalion Technologies, Inc. official establishment

Japanese Sony Corporation and Canadian electricity supplier Hydro-Québec have established Esstalion Technologies, a venture to research and develop large-scale energy storage systems for power grids.

The joint venture will use Sony’s control technology for olivine-type lithium-ion iron phosphate rechargeable batteries and scalable module systems together with Hydro-Québec’s operation and control technologies for electric power supplies and lithium-ion material technology.

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