2018 Spring Newsletter


New ESS Inc. white paper analyzes growing market potential for long-duration energy storage

Our 2016 report, Beyond Four Hours, explores the benefits of long-duration storage solutions.Key highlights from the report include:

  • Long-duration storage is now commonly viewed as having an energy delivery time of at least four hours, and the need for it is growing.
  • Renewable energy self-consumption is seen as the most promising application for long-duration storage.
  • A Levelized Cost of Storage (LCOS) calculation is considered the most reputable selection criterion in determining which long-duration storage technology to deploy.
  • The most promising technology for long-duration storage is flow batteries and the key criterion for selecting a given asset is cost, particularly the capital expense required.

Download the white paper here


ESS Inc. team expands with addition of Hugh McDermott as Senior VP Sales & Business Development

Hugh McDermott, ESS Senior VP Business Development & SalesHugh has served in numerous executive and leadership roles throughout his career in high-growth start-up companies as well as executive roles in public listed companies. Prior to joining ESS, Inc., he was the Vice President Sales for Silver Spring Networks. As Global Head of Business Development at Better Place, Hugh created the world’s first smart charging commercial offering which leveraged networked electric vehicle charging infrastructure to provide dynamic load management and energy storage services to utilities, grid operators, and energy traders. As part of the ESS Inc. team, Hugh looks forward to helping the company enable a cleaner and more sustainable energy future.


Upcoming Events

ESS Inc. will be a table top sponsor / exhibitor at the Microgrid 2018 Conference in Chicago, May 7-9, 2018.

Join Craig Evans, CEO, during the panel: Harnessing Forces: Solving the Day’s Big Question to Advance Microgrid Markets, Monday, May 7, 4:35-5:30.

If you’d like to make an appointment to meet with our team and learn how flow batteries can reduce your energy storage project costs, please contact us.


ESS Inc. will be exhibiting and speaking at Australian Energy Storage, May 23-24 in Adelaide, Australia. Our booth is #217. Craig Evans, CEO, will be speaking during the following session: Microgrids: Changing the way we think about energy networks. His presentation: The winds are changing: Shifting the economics of a Texas microgrid with long-duration energy storage, is scheduled for Wednesday 23 May 2018 15:45 – 17:00.

If you’d like to make an appointment to meet with our team and learn how flow batteries can reduce your energy storage project costs, please contact us.



Oregon Sustainable Mission to SE Asia

ESS Inc. will be a joining a delegation of Oregon sustainable companies to showcase at the ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week (ASEW) trade show and exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand.

If you’d like to make an appointment to meet with our team and learn how flow batteries can reduce your energy storage project costs, please contact us.


In the news…

Renewable energy self-consumption leads list of long-duration applications

Renewable energy self-consumption is seen as the most promising application for long-duration storage, said a report published last week by flow battery maker ESS Inc. The study, carried out in association with Energy Storage Report, found 59% of respondents were eying long-duration storage to improve self-consumption of renewable energy generation.

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Why the energy storage industry needs to get over ‘lithium-ion for everything’

The materials are just too precious to go around. Why use lithium-ion batteries in long-duration storage applications when there are other technologies that can do the job, and do it at a lower cost and with smaller environmental impact?

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Energy Storage Networks is a resource for information on the development and deployment of energy storage products.

Bringing a Levelized Cost of Storage to the energy market

In this episode of Energy Works podcast, ESS President and CEO Craig Evans discusses LCOS, long-duration batteries, renewable integration, and more.

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Portland Business Journal delivers the latest breaking Portland business news.

With $13M in hand, Wilsonville battery maker powers up to take down a king

ESS landed $13 million to scale production of its large-scale flow battery systems. To gain traction, though, it will need to overcome the market-leading lithium-ion technology.

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