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About Pilkington

Manufacturer of glass and glazing products. The company has over 240,000 tons saleable capacity. It sells in more than 130 countries.

Pilkington Headquarter Location

Alexandra Business Park

St. Helens, WA10 3TT,

United Kingdom

44 1744 28882

Latest Pilkington News

09:00 ET Convergent Energy + Power Partners with NSG Group to Provide Battery Storage System

Sep 14, 2021

News provided by Share this article Share this article Convergent's solution will allow NSG Group's Pilkington plant to significantly lower its electricity costs and carbon intensity NEW YORK, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Convergent Energy + Power  (Convergent), the most dependable provider of battery storage solutions in North America with a 100% project completion rate, announced today that the industrial-scale battery storage system it developed for NSG Group's Pilkington plant in Collingwood, Ontario is operational. The 5 MW / 10 MWh battery energy storage system is the first within NSG Group and bolsters Convergent's reputation as the largest owner and operator of energy storage assets in Ontario. The system leverages Convergent's PEAK IQ® proprietary software solution to reduce the facility's electricity usage during the costliest, carbon-intensive grid peaks. Site Photo The project was constructed during the 2020-21 winter season, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure Pilkington would be able to achieve projected savings of ~$450,000 / MW during the 2021 summer, Convergent construction teams adhered to particularly strict safety regulations. Convergent also coordinated with local partners to ensure pandemic-related travel restrictions did not slow down construction while navigating extensive supply chain disruptions. NSG Group is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and a battery storage system, as opposed to a generator, is a more sustainable way to reduce costs, increase flexibility, and benefit the grid at large. "Locally, this battery storage system is part of our commitment to support our community in Collingwood and the broader efforts in Ontario to create a more efficient, sustainable grid," said Ron Young, Collingwood's Engineering Group Leader. "We value Convergent Energy + Power's expertise from system design to dispatch, bringing the battery storage system online as quickly and safely as possible during the pandemic," added John Wilgar, NSG's Group Head of Procurement. "NSG Group has been an excellent partner from start to finish and demonstrated a deep commitment to all of its stakeholders," said Johannes Rittershausen, Convergent's CEO. "Convergent Energy + Power continues to build a track record of successful, operating energy storage assets in Ontario and across North America. For this particular project, I'm proud to say our team navigated a global pandemic, and additional safety regulations, to bring the battery system online as safely and quickly as possible to achieve success." Convergent is the most dependable energy storage developer in North America, with a 100% project completion rate (pending utility approval) and has brought the largest operating portfolio of projects in Canada, with nearly 50 MW online. The 5 MW / 10 MWh battery storage system is interconnected to the EPCOR electricity distribution system. The integrated storage solution utilizing SMA inverters and Samsung SDI batteries was supplied by IHI Terrasun Solutions. WSP's Power T&D team provided feasibility and detail engineering services. S&T Group performed site installation. Rodan Energy Solutions – Power Systems Group supported with system commissioning. Wesco Distribution Canada supplied S&C Electric Canada switching and power distribution equipment. Composite Power Group supplied transformers manufactured by Rex Power Magnetics and Northern Transformer. About Convergent Energy + Power Convergent Energy + Power (Convergent) is the most dependable provider of energy storage solutions in North America. Convergent has over a decade of experience financing and managing all aspects of the energy storage development cycle to help customers reduce electricity costs and increase reliability. The company's commercial, industrial, and utility-scale assets yield seven-figure savings from day one while advancing the clean energy transition. Convergent's proprietary asset management platform, PEAK IQ® leverages machine learning and deep market knowledge to optimize asset performance and maximize value. With over $350M in capital committed, Convergent is the leading independent owner and operator of energy storage and solar-plus-storage solutions. For more information, visit convergentep.com  or follow us on  LinkedIn  or  Twitter . SOURCE Convergent Energy + Power

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Pilkington Patents

Pilkington has filed 35 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Glass applications
  • Chemical processes
  • Glass production
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