Leclanché CEO Anil Srivastava announced during the 2018 Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held on 11 December 2018 that the Company was expected to complete more than 100MWh of stationary storage projects around the world including:

PV Integration in Distribution grid: EPFL/ Romande Energy, Switzerland

Micro-grid integrating wind and solar: Graciólica, Graciosa, Portugal

Utility Grid-tied Frequency Regulation and Ancillary Services: Ellwood, Canadian Solar; Cremzow phase 1, Berlin Germany; Marengo, Chicago USA; Basin 1&2, Toronto Canada; SWB, Germany; S4Energy, Netherlands

Commercial and Industrial Customer: NRStor Monarch, Ontario, Canada

This important milestone has now been achieved.

Srivastava said: “As we go into 2019, we are delighted to announce this important milestone and to highlight to our employees, partners and other stakeholders that Leclanché’s opportunity is now.

The growth in demand for Leclanché’s stationary storage solutions to accelerate the integration of renewables into our grid, and the demand for our grid to EV storage solutions promise to make 2019 an important year for the Company.

We are particularly excited that our energy storage solutions have helped to clean up Graciosa’s energy supply by integrating over 70% renewable energy into the island’s grid. This project is a testament that we can reduce our dependence on dirty fuels, in this case diesel, and substantially increase the integration of renewables into the electricity supply TODAY.

Leclanché’s Lithium Titanate Cells (LTO)-based Battery Energy Storage System was selected to power this landmark project. The long life performance attributes of LTO Cells are at the heart of this microgrid project, as they maximize the integration of wind energy, are able to withstand the thousands of micro cycles and stress on the battery system, and their long life supports the long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for this project.

This achievement is fantastic for the people of Graciosa and the energy storage solution is replicable on other islands. With our partner HowardScott, we look forward to deploying this “first of its kind” energy storage solution across the Azores.

Utilities, auto manufacturers, fleet operators, fast charging infrastructure companies and AI applications, require smarter, faster and greener energy storage solutions today. Our complete solutions based on our own advanced cell technology coupled with our grid to EV know-how, make us unique and the partner of choice.”

Graciólica director Dom Hughes said: “Completing the Graciólica project has required patient investors and the collective efforts of a large team of highly talented engineers from around the world, including from our customer, EDA, and our own team on site. Tractebel coordinated the project in 2018 working with Greensmith Energy as the provider of hybrid microgrid technology and solution, and Leclanché who supplied the battery system. Greensmith’s GEMS controls platform is central to the plant’s operation. Graciólica will provide 100% clean energy under the right conditions, as well as, provide fully automated grid forming services to EDA”

Source: Company Press Release