Advancements by ESS Signal Energy Storage Progress 

ESS Inc. is a leading manufacturer of long-duration energy storage (LDES) systems for commercial and utility-scale application, and they are recently announced several exciting updates: 

New Project in Missouri 

  • ESS will commission a new Energy Warehouse (EW) at the Contingency Base Integration Training Evaluation Center operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineer Research and Development Center in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. This EW will ensure USACE has access to critical energy, including during natural disasters.  

Expanded Footprint in California 

  • ESS also deployed EW systems at the Burbank Water and Power (BWP) and the Turlock Irrigation District (TID) in California. At BWP, the EW will be paired with an on-site solar array to demonstrate the importance of LDES in a fully renewable grid, and at TID, the EW will support be paired with solar panels over irrigation canals in support of Project Nexus, which aims to conserve water resources by reducing evaporation during clean energy generation. 

Building the First ESS Energy Center 

  • ESS will commission and deliver its first Energy Center (EC), a utility-scale, front-of-the-meter LDES product, which provides up to eight hours of energy storage. The EC is a key milestone in the manufacturing process, as it provides flexibility and readily available energy to utilities worldwide.  

Energy storage is key to increasing resiliency and delivering a clean, reliable energy grid, and with its mission to bring low-cost LDES to the market, ESS is making progress toward our shared goal of reducing global emissions.   

“With these new deployments and progress on our utility-scale Energy Center, ESS is entering 2024 with strong momentum,” said Eric Dresselhuys, ESS CEO. “Over the next year, we will continue to scale our manufacturing and deliver the long-duration energy storage solutions needed by utility and industrial customers worldwide to accelerate the clean energy transition.” 

CRES Forum is excited to see what’s next for ESS Inc. as they continue to make breakthroughs in long duration energy storage and expand their services across the nation. Read more about LDES in an issue brief from CRES Forum HERE

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