Leclanché selected by Slovakia’s ENERGODATA to provide battery storage system for novel application in Veolia Gas Power Plant in Levice
• First time battery storage technology will be used to support secondary frequency regulation application of a gas turbine
• Leclanché to supply its proprietary energy management software and 5.2 MW, 2.9 MWh fully integrated energy storage system
• Technology to enable gas power plant to shorten time it takes to reach its full power by 50%
ANDERSON, Indiana and YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland, 10th February 2021 – ENERGODATA, a major provider of ancillary grid services in Slovakia, has selected Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), one of the world’s leading energy storage companies, to provide its proprietary energy management software (EMS) along with a battery energy storage system (BESS) for a novel application in a natural gas-fired power plant in Levice.
The Leclanché EMS and BESS will be installed in the Veolia gas power plant in Western Slovakia. The 5.2 MW, 2.9 MWh energy storage system will be installed in the plant’s internal medium voltage grid. It will be used to help the plant comply with new European secondary frequency control regulations for automatic frequency restoration reserve (aFRR). The regulation, which goes into effective on January 1, 2022, requires the plant to deliver its full power, when requested by the transmission system operator (TSO), in just 7.5 minutes instead of the current 15 minutes.
ENERGODATA, working with Slovak engineering, procurement and construction contractor TESLA Blue Planet, will supply the system including an ENERGODATA control system, which will interface between the TSO and Leclanché’s EMS and BESS.
“We picked Leclanché as our partner in this project due to its engineering experience and ability to select the right technology for this specific application and adapt it to our specific project environment,” said Tomas Komada, chief business development officer, TESLA Blue Planet.
“Leclanché has previously provided energy storage systems for primary frequency control with Almelo in Holland, Cremzow in Germany and the PJM in the United States. This is now the first time in Eastern Europe that an energy storage system is being deployed to help an existing power plant to support secondary frequency control. This is a further contribution to stabilizing the European grid and helping to integrate more and more renewable production,” said Anil Srivastava, chief executive officer, Leclanché. “This application further demonstrates the flexibility and benefits of Leclanché technology and know-how.”
The system is scheduled to be installed and fully operational in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Headquartered in Switzerland, Leclanché SA is a leading provider of high-quality energy storage solutions designed to accelerate our progress towards a clean energy future. Leclanché’s history and heritage is rooted in over 100 years of battery and energy storage innovation and the Company is a trusted provider of energy storage solutions globally. This coupled with the Company’s culture of German engineering and Swiss precision and quality, continues to make Leclanché the partner of choice for both disruptors, established companies and governments who are pioneering positive changes in how energy is produced, distributed and consumed around the world. The energy transition is being driven primarily by changes in the management of our electricity networks and the electrification of transport, and these two end markets form the backbone of our strategy and business model. Leclanché is at the heart of the convergence of the electrification of transport and the changes in the distribution network. Leclanché is the only listed pure play energy storage company in the world, organised along three business units: stationary storage solutions, e-Transport solutions and specialty batteries systems. Leclanché is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX: LECN).
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