Battery energy storage firm Leclanche has secured a multi-million dollar purchase order to deliver a 13MW/53MWh lithium-ion system in Canada.
The $28.9 million deal is part of a previously announced project to deliver one of the world’s largest stationary storage systems to Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario.
The primary battery and power conversion equipment purchase order is the second part of a $45million announcement made in January regarding the IESO project.
The project is the Swiss firm’s first in North America as it positions itself to grab a slice of the huge, and rapidly expanding, North American energy storage market which deployed around 221MW in 2015.
The purchase order represents a 53% increase to the company’s 2015 turnover as it scales up its operation to deliver between 150MWh to 200MWh of industrial ESSs in 2017.
The 53 MWh Ontario project will be distributed across six separate sites.
The Company aims to finish the initial phases of the project in late 3Q 2016.