Leclanché Selected As Supplier For One Of World’s Largest Battery Energy Storage Systems

FEB 21 2016 BY MARK KANE 4

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Leclanché battery systems

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One of the largest energy storage systems in the world is to be built near Toronto, Ontario – 53 MWh and 13 MW of power. That’s comparable to 1,000 EVs with decent range.

Lithium-ion batteries will be provided to Hecate Canada Storage II, LLP, an emerging Canadian Project Development and Electrical Systems Integrator, by Switzerland-based Leclanché with support from Deltro Energy and Greensmith Energy.

“Project covering six Ancillary Services agreements with Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), positioned at several locations, is due for financial closing in H1 2016, at which time the purchase order will be completed.

Leclanché will provide the entire Battery Storage Systems for all the contracted facilities to be built near Toronto, Ontario – Canada. Leclanché will team up with Deltro Energy Inc. who will procure, design and construct the site facilities balance of plant scope and high voltage connections to the grid. Deltro will also be the operator of the facilities and Greensmith Energy will provide the energy management system, when the projects come on line, expected in 4Q 2016.

The IESO, the system operator in Ontario awarded the contracts through a competitive solicitation process in 2014 as part of its Energy Storage Procurement Phase 1 project. The IESO plans to use the energy storage systems to meet its needs for fast-reacting ancillary services. The principal service provided under these contracts is voltage control and reactive power support, an application that’s becoming increasingly important for Ontario and other regions with significant amounts of intermittent wind and solar power now on the high voltage transmission networks.”

David Del Mastro, CEO of Deltro, comments:

“After an intense round of competitive bidding among many of the world’s largest energy storage providers, we have decided to team up with Leclanché for this project because of their high quality battery storage products, very professional approach and ability to provide thoughtful solutions for the complete design and construction of a full battery power plant. 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 are very pleased to have been selected for this world leading project. Thanks to the exceptional engineering and project development capabilities of Deltro and the quality Ancillary Services agreements, we are confident that the project will soon reach financial closing. We hope to start the construction in spring 2016 and start the first operation by the end of the year. This win is yet another solid proof of the effective execution of Leclanché’s growth plan and the market appreciation of Leclanché’s full product and services offering”.

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4 Comments on "Leclanché Selected As Supplier For One Of World’s Largest Battery Energy Storage Systems"

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Compare and contrast with this 33 MWh hydrogen system, completed last year: http://www.fch.europa.eu/sites/default/files/Mainz%20a%20large%20scale%20wind-H%20project,%20M.%20de%20Volder,%20SF%202015%20(ID%202848756).pdf

It cost 17 million euros, or $575 per kWh–most of which goes to the electrolyzers and fuel cells. As far as I can tell, no cost information is available for the Leclanché project. Does anyone have numbers?

An older article suggests $42M for this and several other projects combined.
There is a hydrogen storage project in there as well, though much smaller than the one you mention

Battery based Energy Storage providing Ancillary Services will indeed be a landmark project.. looking forward for the details of innovative regulatory framework that OEB/IESO is going to bring in the contracts & how storage technologically performs regulation services and they are being paid by the IESO..