ESS gets public listing following merger with ACON S2 Acquisition Corp

ESS gets public listing following merger with ACON S2 Acquisition Corp 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

May 14, 2021: ESS Tech, a manufacturer of long-duration iron flow batteries for commercial and utility-scale energy storage applications, and ACON S2 Acquisition Corp, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced on May 7 they ‘had entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in ESS becoming a publicly listed…

KORE Power names potential states for US lithium-ion manufacturing

KORE Power names potential states for US lithium-ion manufacturing 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

May 14, 2021: KORE Power announced on May 11 the latest step in its plan to establish the first lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility owned by a US company by short-listing a search for locations in three states either Arizona, Florida or Texas. The final selection will be announced this summer. The one million square foot manufacturing…

Enel North America announces 1.5GW renewables plus 319MW storage

Enel North America announces 1.5GW renewables plus 319MW storage 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

May 14, 2021: Enel Green Power North America, a subsidiary of Italy’s Enel Group, announced on May 5 it had started construction on five new renewable energy projects in the US.

Intersolar North America — Digital Summit

Intersolar North America — Digital Summit 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

Date: July 14 – 16, 2021 Due to the continued risk of COVID-19 and uncertain travel and gathering restrictions in California, the first in-person Intersolar North America (ISNA) and Energy Storage North America (ESNA) conference and tradeshow will be January 13-15, 2022 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA. To help bridge…

Power Edison wins contract to supply world’s largest mobile storage system

Power Edison wins contract to supply world’s largest mobile storage system 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

April 29, 2021: Power Edison, the New York-based energy company, has been contracted by an unnamed utility to deliver what it says will be the world’s biggest mobile energy storage system, the firm announced on April 20. Referring to the recipient only as ‘a major US utility’, Power Edison says it has agreed to deliver …

Hitachi ABB signs agreement with Atlas Renewable Energy

Hitachi ABB signs agreement with Atlas Renewable Energy 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

April 29, 2021: Hitachi ABB Power Grids has signed an agreement with Atlas Renewable Energy to jointly develop battery storage systems at utility-scale level, Atlas announced on April 21. The participation of ABB will support tenders launched by Atlas that introduce batteries as part of its technical offering. “At Atlas, introducing batteries is an important…

Rio Tinto finds battery-grade lithium in waste as it seeks gold

Rio Tinto finds battery-grade lithium in waste as it seeks gold 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

April 29, 2021: Mining giant Rio Tinto has joined the race to produce battery-grade materials with the production of lithium from waste rock in California, the firm said on April 7. The firm says it was looking for gold in the waste rock at the Boron mine that had piled up over the years, but…

PG&E launches community microgrid programme in wake of wildfire season

PG&E launches community microgrid programme in wake of wildfire season 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

April 29, 2021: One of the US’s biggest utility companies, Pacific Gas & Electric, has launched a microgrid scheme to help isolated communities keep their lights on in times of crisis, PG&E announced on April 13. The Community Microgrid Enablement Program sets out to facilitate the development of front-of-the-meter microgrids that are used by customers…

New York lithium battery gigafactory receives $85 million funding

New York lithium battery gigafactory receives $85 million funding 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

April 29, 2021: Imperium3 New York — iM3NY — announced on April 19 that it had secured $85 million in funding from investment firms Riverstone Credit Partners, Riverstone Holdings and Magnis Energy Technologies to back construction of its gigafactory at Endicott in New York State. iM3BY’s gigafactory is now fully funded and will be able…

Fluence and Northvolt sign deal to develop grid-scale storage technology

Fluence and Northvolt sign deal to develop grid-scale storage technology 150 150 Energy Storage Journal

April 29, 2021: Fluence, the energy storage and technology company created by Siemens and AES, has teamed up with Swedish battery start-up Northvolt to develop grid-scale battery storage technology, the firms announced on April 21. The two firms will work together using Northvolt batteries and management systems optimized for Fluence’s energy storage technology — lowering…