ESS Inc. sells energy storage system to SMUD; will open a center in Sacramento

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is going big with 200 megawatts of iron-flow battery technology to save its renewable power for times of no wind or sunlight.

The utility has ordered the batteries, which are each the size of a railcar, from Wilsonville, Oregon-based ESS Inc., which plans to build a training center and manufacturing center in Sacramento.

“We see a colossal amount of demand in California,” Hugh McDermott, senior vice president of business development with ESS (NYSE:…


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