KORE Power is developing plans to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in North America to serve the growing demand for applications such as replacing fossil fuel peaker plants, wind and solar plus storage projects, microgrid optimization, behind-the-meter C&I, e-mobility, mining energy solutions and the military.
“KORE Power is carefully selecting a site for our new one million square foot facility (93,000 square metres), with an output capacity of 10 GWh, that will deliver much needed state-side energy storage supply to meet customer demand. Our team began the site selection process in Q2 2019 with an initial, 18 states and over 400 sites presented. Through jurisdictional outreach and research, our team narrowed down the originally proposed locations and visited nine states and 50 sites”, says Brad Telin, VP of Operations.
“KORE has recently down selected to only a few sites, with the final site selection occurring in Q3 2020, with a public announcement to follow.”
“Importantly, our new US manufacturing facility will also serve as a substantial job creation engine. Upon commissioning, our facility will provide 1,250 jobs, growing to an estimated 3,000 jobs at full capacity. Energy storage has the potential to create thousands of jobs in the next few years.”
“The US manufacturing facility will feature a solar + storage co-generation plant, fully integrated into the site. It will have the capability to provide triple redundancy of the power supply with the cooperation of local utility companies, while also working with the utility companies to provide the surrounding communities with grid resiliency, and overproduced power. Our factory will maintain KORE’s goal of being a carbon-neutral corporation.”
“The US facility will serve the North American domestic market as well as the rest of the western world, while our Chinese factory will continue to serve the APAC regions. We are expecting that we will break ground on our US manufacturing facility in Q2 2021, with construction taking approximately 12-18 months to complete”.
About KORE Power
Based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, KORE Power is a leading developer of high density, high voltage energy storage solutions for global utility, industrial and mission-critical markets. KORE Power designs and manufactures the industry-leading, 1500V Mark 1 Energy Storage System. Developed to lower installation and operation costs with higher efficiency, the Mark 1 includes proprietary NMC cells and modules, with innovative safety features, managed and optimized by the Mark 1 BMS.