IESO inks $36.6M battery deal with Swiss company
The IESO order represents Leclanché's first major energy storage project in North America
TORONTO and YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland—Swiss battery energy storage solution provider Leclanché S.A. has announced a C$36.6 million (US$28.9 million) contract to deliver one of the world’s largest stationary storage systems to Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) in Ontario.
This purchase order, covering the primary battery and power conversion equipment for the project, is part of the previously announced $57-million project construction scope to be managed by Leclanché.
The IESO order represents Leclanché’s first major project in North America, where the company is targeting the fast-growing North American energy storage market.
When installed, the 53 MWh Ontario project, to be distributed across six separate sites, will be one of the largest battery energy storage projects in operation in the world. Leclanché has partnered with Mississauga, Ont.-based Deltro Energy Inc., which will procure, design and construct the site facilities and high voltage connections to the grid.
The initial phases of the project are scheduled for completion in late 2016.
Leclanché is a vertically integrated battery energy storage solution provider focusing on energy storage solutions for homes, small offices, large industries, electricity grids, as well as hybridization for mass transport systems such as bus fleets and ferries.