Eos Energy announces manufacturing and assembly partnership with Environmental One Corporation

Written By: Stratton Report
January 31, 2017

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On January 31, Eos Energy announced a manufacturing and assembly partnership with Environment One Corporation, a diversified high-technology company focused on producing protection and performance optimization systems for electric utilities.

According to Eos, E/One will assume responsibility for manufacturing Eos’ flagship energy storage solution, the Eos Aurora.

E/One will manufacture and integrate Eos batteries into an outdoor-rated, plug-and-play DC module known as the Energy Stack with100 percent domestic manufacturing capacity and labor. The firm is receiving support from Empire State Development, New York’s chief economic development agency, which is intended to create a larger number of jobs in New York State’s Capital Region.

Eric LaCoppola, E/One’s president remarked:

 Eos has the potential to be the leading energy storage system supplier to the global electric utility industry for decades. As a fabricator with over 40 years of experience in manufacturing complex products for electric utilities, E/One enables Eos to compete cost effectively and with aggressively growing volumes in this dynamic space. 

Eos emphasized that following a close collaboration, E/One began producing Eos’ patented battery at the manufacturer’s upstate New York facility in June 2016, and that the first commercially available Energy Stacks began rolling off E/One’s production line at the beginning of 2017.

E/One is moving production to a dedicated new facility for Eos batteries mid-2017, with total production on course to hit a volume of 400-MWhs per year.

Michael Oster, CEO and co-founder of Eos remarked: “We couldn’t be more excited and gratified to work with E/One to deliver safe and affordable energy storage solutions to utilities and their customers. By leveraging E/One’s existing infrastructure and world-class capabilities, this partnership allows Eos to scale more quickly with greater capital efficiency and with lower risk. Together, we are achieving industry-leading costs that significantly undercut the lithium ion incumbents.”

Eos noted that development of the Eos product was supported by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority, through collaborative testing with Con Edison of New York, DNV GL, and the New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology consortium at the BEST Test & Commercialization Center in Rochester, as well as an overseas demonstration project with global power producer ENGIE.