NEW YORK and YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing strategic plan to introduce its energy storage solutions in the North American market, Leclanché will be serving as a Summit Partner at the Bloomberg "Future of Energy Summit" beginning today through April 5 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
The Future of Energy Summit is the premier invitation-only forum at the nexus of energy markets, industry and policy. The Global Summit is held in New York City with two regional Summits in London and Shanghai.
As a Summit Partner, Leclanché will host a themed breakfast panel discussion on the energy storage market on the morning of April 5th. The panel participants, which will include Leclanché CEO, Anil Srivastava, will examine the fastest changing and largest markets for energy storage technologies. Later that morning on April 5, Mr. Srivastava will also participate in a Global Industry CEO session which will review how major equipment, technology and service providers will be assessing how the needs of their key partners are changing and how are they evolving to support them.
Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, said: "We are very pleased to be a Summit Partner for this year's Bloomberg 'Future of Energy Summit.' This is an important event for Leclanché as we have begun to make important inroads into the North American energy storage market. As a fully-integrated, energy storage and battery manufacturer operating on a global scale, we are among just a handful of companies that can offer a wide range of energy storage solutions for homes, small offices, large industries, electricity grids, as well as hybridization for mass transport systems which are well-suited for the North American market."
Leclanché SA, listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SIX:LECN), has a wide range of energy storage solutions for homes, small offices, large industries, electricity grids, as well as hybridization for mass transport systems such as fleet of buses, trams, ferries, etc. Established in 1909, Leclanché has been a reliable partner for battery energy storage solutions for over 100 years. Founded in the tradition of Georges Leclanché, the inventor of the dry cell battery, Leclanché today has a rich portfolio of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) that include bespoke battery systems from industry leading lithium-ion solutions. Since 2006, the company evolved from a traditional battery producer into one of the first developers, manufacturers and provided of lithium-ion cells in Europe. Leclanché's BESS are optimized for various applications, in particular for the integration of renewable energy, diesel fuel reduction, electricity grid-connected ancillary services, peak power shaving for heavy industries, as well as for heavy duty transportation in buses, trams, trains or maritime vessels. Leclanché products are characterized by a very high cycle stability (both for cells with titanate and graphite anodes) and industry-leading long service life. Thanks to our patented separator technology, which is a core element of lithium-ion batteries, Leclanché is able to make cells with very good safety characteristics, under a highly automated production process. Leclanché operates a fully automated plant for the production of large format lithium-ion cells at an annual maximum capacity of up to one million cells and is capable of running multiple chemistries through production for different cell characteristics. In addition, Leclanché offers a number of specialized battery systems through its Portable Business Unit, such as customer-specific energy storage systems for defence and medical applications. Leclanché also distributes primary and secondary batteries and accessories of other producers.
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