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AES eyes global ESS markets with lithium-ion deals

Thu, 02/18/2016 - 15:41 -- Paul Crompton
AES eyes global ESS markets with lithium-ion deals

North American firm AES Corporation has signed two alliance agreements as it looks to dominate the global market with its lithium-ion Advancion® energy storage platform.

Both deals have been made through AES’s subsidiary, AES Energy Storage, and expands the firm’s reach to two thirds of the world.

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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

Sonnebatterie stakes stronger foothold in US ESS market

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:33 -- Paul Crompton
Sonnebatterie stakes stronger foothold in US ESS market

Germany’s move into the North American energy storage system market is gathering pace as European energy storage provider Sonnebatterie teamed up with US’s Ideal Power.

The pair are set to launch a lithium-ion ESS for the North American commercial market based on a 30kW and 24kWh building block.

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Company milestone for Li-ion supplier Enerdel

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:15 -- Paul Crompton
Company milestone for Li-ion supplier Enerdel

EnerDel has landed its largest single North American contract to date to supply advanced lithium-ion battery packs to a transport company.

The $19 million, multi-year deal comes after the company’s low-profile Vigor+ pack received full approval for use in diesel-hybrid buses.

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Johnson Controls opens Li-ion laboratory

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 09:21 -- Paul Crompton
Johnson Controls opens Li-ion laboratory

North American battery supplier Johnson Controls has opened a laboratory in its bid to develop lithium-ion battery systems for vehicles.

The Wisconsin company’s Johnson Controls Vehicle Engineering Systems Laboratory includes a dynamometer to investigate management of battery energy and power transfer.

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