Leclanché Joins First Virtual Island Summit in Support of Sharing Knowledge with Island Communities on Sustainable Energy

03 Oct 2019

Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), one of the world's leading energy storage companies, has joined the Virtual Island Summit, October 6-11, 2019, as an active participant and sponsor.

The summit, a first ever event being held entirely and sustainably online, is bringing together experts from around the world to share information on sustainable energy practices and some of the most pressing issues for island communities. It is free to the public, and over 5,000 registered guests are expected to join.

Leclanché is participating in a panel on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time called, "Energy Independence for Island Nations: Building Sustainable and Resilient Microgrids.

The session, which will be webcast globally, will focus on the challenges facing island nations seeking a more reliable and sustainable way of generating and distributing power and lessening their reliance on containerized shipments of polluting diesel fuel.

The panel will explore some of the significant advances in solar and wind generation technologies, coupled with the latest storage and microgrid technologies. It will detail how to go about finding the best solution and outline the type of planning required for successful project implementation. 

The session will be moderated by Dagmara Avanindra, founder and CEO of Aruba-based DAVA Energy Solutions. Panelists include:

  • Bryan Urban, executive vice president, Stationary Solutions, Leclanché; 
  • Scott Macaw, head of business development, HowardScott; and 
  • Clement Jomo Williams, general manager, St. Kitts Electricity Company.

"From building the Caribbean's largest solar generation and storage system on St. Kitts to the recent commercial launch of the world's largest all-electric ferry in Denmark, Leclanché is proving itself to be an innovative and vital 21st century company working to protect and preserve our planet," said James Ellsmoor, founder of Island Innovation. "We welcome Leclanché's support and partnership in support of our Virtual Island Summit agenda."

"We're pleased to support Island Innovation and the Virtual Island Summit by helping to share cutting-edge information and best practices on energy storage," said Urban. "This is an extension of our work with island communities and utilities around the world – helping them to move forward proactively to build resiliency in the face of climate change."

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