MPC Energy Solutions Joins Leclanché For Battery Project In Caribbean

Dec 15, 2021 03:53 PM ET
  • When finished, the solar+storage project in St. Kitts as well as Nevis will cover a 3rd of the island's power requirements.
  • Groundbreaking for the project took place in December 2020, and also it needs to prepare following year in 2022.

Netherlands based MPC Energy Solutions (MPCES) has actually partnered with Leclanché, the Swiss maker of energy storage space options to build the formerly announced 35.7 MWp solar photovoltaic or pv (PV) and 18.2 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) project created with Leclanché Energy Administration Software (L-EMS) in St. Kitts' Basseterre Valley, alongside the capital city of Basseterre.

The project calls for regarding US$ 74 numerous investment and also MPCES has obtained 40% ownership in the project's holding company, in which Leclanché has 60%. MPCES will invest as much as US$ 17million.

"At COP26 in Glasgow, St. Kitts and Nevis presented an exceptional strategy to lower CO2 emissions by 61 percent by changing to one hundred percent renewable resource. We in MPC Energy Solutions enjoy as well as proud to be part of this important initiative through the development of this significant PV and also battery project near the country's resources. The project will cover one-third of St. Kitts baseload needs for the following 20-25 years while decreasing the carbon dioxide discharges by more than 740,000 metric tonnes." stated Martin Vogt, CEO at MPC Energy Solutions.

"This spots project notes our access into utility-scale hybrid projects that combine energy generation as well as storage space", he added.

Leclanché has a lengthy as well as successful record of concepting and structure cutting-edge utility-scale setups including a number of projects with S4 Energy in The Netherlands; the Cremzow, Germany system in partnership with Enel Green Power Germany and also ENERTRAG; SWB, Germany; Marengo, Chicago, United States and several Canadian projects.

The St. Kitts project, which is being built under a design, procurement and building (EPC) contract by Leclanché, has a 20-year USD-denominated Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the St. Kitts Electric Company (SKELEC), the only energy utility firm on the island. The federal government of St. Kitts and also Nevis rented the land in the Basseterre Valley to Leclanché under a 20-year agreement with the option of a five-year renewal. Groundbreaking of the project occurred in December 2020.

Anil Srivastava, CEO at Leclanché, claimed: "We are delighted to companion with MPC Energy Solutions for this spots project in the Caribbean. This solar PV as well as BESS project demonstrates the ability of renewable energies to supply baseload power and also competitively replace greenhouse gas giving off diesel-fuel power. The project will develop product cost savings for SKELEC with a strong favorable influence on the environment, carbon dioxide discharges and also the local areas.

The success of solar+storage services on island areas is an essential usage situation for these areas, as the majority of island nations often tend to depend upon diesel terminated power or else. In India, Leclanche operates as part of a JV with battery significant Exide markets, where it has a minority risk.

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