April 2022 Newsletter

Environmentally Sustainable
Long-Duration Energy Storage

Company Updates…

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ESS Inc.’s iron flow batteries are now UL9540A certified

Increased deployment of energy storage systems in the field has led to a heightened awareness from regulators and utilities of the fire-risk of different technologies, especially lithium-ion. ESS is pleased to announce that our battery modules have been certified by UL to pose no risk of fire propagation. 

Complying with the UL 9540A test method speaks to the inherently clean, safe, and sustainable chemistry of our battery systems.

In The News …

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Can We Feed The Clean Energy Beast With Raw Materials Using Fewer Imports?

Last week, CEO Eric Dresselhuys participated at a webinar hosted by the United States Energy Association where environmental concerns were expressed over sustainable mining and extraction practices as the electrification trend in America’s energy sector continues to surge forward.

Dresselhuys says that the United States will never be able to out-mine China and other emerging nations that lack rigorous environmental regulations. Therefore, this country should focus on building better and cheaper battery technologies — not on the exploration of raw materials.

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ESS Inc hits back at EPRI director’s ‘long-duration lithium’ comments

Lithium-ion will struggle to compete at long durations and its price declines cannot continue forever, said Alan Greenshields, Director EMEA for ESS Inc, in a written statement in response to EPRI’s Director of distributed energy resources and energy storage, who stated that alternative energy storage technologies could struggle to compete with lithium-ion as the latter could reach cost-competitiveness at up to even 24 hours duration by the end of the decade.

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Iron-based technologies join the energy storage fray

Experts are looking to a new generation of iron-based energy storage systems to complement today’s lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs.

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Top 40 Women Leaders in Energy Storage

ESS Inc’s CTO and Founder, Dr. Julia Song, has been named to the Energy Storage Report’s Top 40 Women Leaders in the industry. The judging criteria were longevity in the industry, an in-depth knowledge of storage technology, energy storage sector business acumen, and financial and legal expertise. Congratulations to Julia for this well-deserved recognition! 

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Iron Flow Chemistry for Batteries

ESS’ SVP of Business Development & Sales Hugh McDermott was on ThinkTech Hawaii with Guillermo Sabatier, discussing long-duration energy storage as a solution that’s available today for Hawaii.

“If you’ve got regions that want fully carbon-free electricity by 2050, you can’t get there without long-duration energy storage, and that’s the problem that we’re solving.”! 

Upcoming events

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May 2-4, Portland, OR.

ESS is the official site tour sponsor of this year’s annual SEPA Utility Conference, taking place in our backyard, Portland, Oregon! Join us for the site tour at our facility, on the afternoon of Monday May 2 from 1-4pm.

We will also be speaking on the Resiliency Impact of DERs, Tuesday May 3rd from 9:45-10:45.

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May 11-13, Munich, Germany

ESS will be exhibiting at Intersolar Europe! Please be sure to stop by our booth, B2.181 to learn how our iron flow chemistry is the safe and sustainable solution for long-duration energy storage applications. 

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Mar 23-24, Austin

ESS is proud to be a sponsor of Energy Storage USA and will be speaking on a panel: Unlocking the Potential of Long-Duration Storage, Mar 24 from 11:00 to 11:50am PST.

Use code ESS20 for 20% off any registration.

May 23-25, Dallas

ESS will be participating in DISTRIBUTECH International. More details to come.

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Jun 7-9, San Diego

ESS will be sponsoring Wood Mackenzie’s Solar & Energy Storage Summit in early June. More details and speaking information to come.  

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