Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Chicago, Illinois - Apr 18, 2017 - IHI Inc. (IHI), a subsidiary of IHI Corporation, announced today it has been selected by Hecate Energy LLC to provide ESPilot™, a site control software, to support Hecate Energy’s provision of ancillary services to Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO). IHI’s ESPilot™ will operate a 2MW/6MWH size battery for a front of the meter project located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. This project is part of series of energy storage procurements made by the Ontario IESO.
The energy storage system designed by IHI will utilize IHI Controls Software, ESPilot™, a Schneider Electric inverter procured by IHI as well as new zinc-iron redox flow battery technology from ViZn Energy Systems. As part of this project, IHI will provide complete system integration and will dispatch the controller pre-configured to provide ancillary services including voltage control and reactive power support.
“IHI is proud to partner with companies like Hecate Energy, Schneider Electric and ViZn Energy to provide energy storage solutions that deliver significant impact.”
“The relevance of energy storage solutions is growing,” said Toshiaki Nishio, Senior Vice President of IHI Energy Storage. “IHI is proud to partner with companies like Hecate Energy, Schneider Electric and ViZn Energy to provide energy storage solutions that deliver significant impact. We look forward to providing a complete system integration utilizing our software to perform the system operation that will enable the Ontario IESO to realize its larger goals for energy storage.”
“We are pleased to work with industry-leading energy storage software and solution provider, IHI to support the Ontario IESO’s system needs,” said Gabriel Wapner, Director of Development at Hecate Energy. “Through a rigorous evaluation process, we have selected IHI due to their sophisticated and reliable software and system integration capabilities.”
About IHI Energy Storage
IHI Energy Storage is a provider of end-to-end energy storage software platform, ESWare®, and other system solutions. IHI Energy Storage provides reliable and intelligent solutions through most sophisticated techno-economic analysis, optimized autonomous operation, scalable & secured site controller, and unparalleled knowledge about batteries and other major components. As a systems integrator, IHI provides design, procurement, engineering and O&M services of energy storage systems for front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter projects. IHI’s solutions include multi-vendor battery and power electronics support and a worldwide sales and support footprint that comes with its 160-year-old parent company, IHI Corporation of Tokyo.
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