ESS Inc., a manufacturer of safe, low-cost and long-duration energy storage systems, has signed a partnership and collaboration agreement with CWL Energy, a Canadian energy project owner, and developer.
“This partnership with CWL Energy gives our company an immediate presence in the fast-growing Canadian market,” said Craig Evans, ESS Inc. Co-Founder, and CEO. “Our low-cost, long-duration Energy Warehouse is ideally suited for the range of applications this market offers – from load shifting to integrating renewables, reducing supply intermittency, and providing grid-quality ancillary services.”
The companies will collaborate to deploy ESS Inc. Energy Warehouse systems across Canada’s industrial, remote community, mining, and utility sectors, using CWL Energy’s MultiGen Energy Platform (EP). MultiGen EP incorporates distributed energy resources, such as wind, solar, and battery storage, utilizing adaptable energy management software to optimize renewable energy use in a customer’s electricity supply.
“We are excited to establish this partnership with ESS Inc.” said Trevor White, CWL Energy Vice President of Business Development and Special Projects. “Our target markets and opportunities align well, we believe in the inherent benefits of the technology, and it will be an integral part of our deployment of sustainable energy projects.”
The Energy Warehouse uses earth-abundant iron, salt, and water for its electrolyte, and simple materials for battery components, the ESS Energy Warehouse (EW) is a durable, environmentally safe, long-duration storage solution that is ideally suited for time-shifting renewable energy, managing a facility’s demand charges, and smoothing the intermittency of renewables on a constrained grid. The EW has a lifespan that exceeds 20,000 cycles, low maintenance requirements, and an energy capacity of eight hours. It matches well with the 25-year lifespan of solar and wind projects, supporting those applications’ low levelized cost of energy (LCOE) requirements.