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February 2022 Newsletter

Company Updates

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ESS Inc. Appoints Claudia Gast to its Board of Directors

Ms. Gast brings over 15 years of experience leading mergers and acquisitions and an extensive background in finance, strategy and operations both in private equity and with Fortune 100 companies. She currently serves as CFO and Board Member of Global Technology Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:GTAC). She is also the co-founder of Greentrail Capital, a crossover investment firm focused on publicly listed and growth-stage companies, with an emphasis on global technology and consumer organizations.

In the News

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Democrats’ climate plan languishes, putting hundreds of billions in private investment on hold

Eric Dresselhuys spoke with the Washington Post about our long-duration battery technology and Wilsonville, Oregon, manufacturing facility. In this feature article, he explains why he’s had to put on hold ESS’s plans to expand production by as much as eightfold, fearing the projects will pay off for developers and his company only if lawmakers enact the clean energy tax credits proposed as part of the Build Back Better bill.

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We’re going to need a lot more grid storage. New iron batteries could help

ESS’s key innovation is the chemistry and engineering that allow utilities to bank a lot more energy than is economically feasible with grid-connected lithium-ion batteries, which are currently limited to about four hours of storage.

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Energy Storage Going Long

Eric Dresselhuys sat down with Public Utilities Fortnightly in an engaging conversation on why energy storage is the future of decarbonization. This is an important discussion about where the energy industry is headed and how battery storage will play an integral role.

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Long Lasting Grid Battery

Cheap, long-lasting iron-based batteries could help even out renewable energy supplies and expand the use of clean power.

Upcoming events

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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.

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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.

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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