Esstalion Technologies Inc. - 1.2 MW Lithium Iron Phosphate Energy Storage System
Esstalion Technologies, Inc. was established by Hydro-Québec and Sony Corporation in 2014 as a business venture to research and develop large-scale energy storage systems using lithium iron phosphate battery technology.
Esstalion moved to test its first prototype in June 2015 - a 1.2MW battery, storing 1.2MWh of energy. The prototype consisted of a container measuring 16.2 metres in length, containing 576 battery modules, an inverter, a transformer, and control and protection equipment.
Testing and trials took place at Hydro-Quebec's research institute in Varennes, QC., on a 25 kV test line.