COEUR d'ALENE, ID–KORE Power, a leading developer of battery cell and energy system storage technologies, recently announced that it is building a large-scale battery cell manufacturing facility that will open in early 2021 and create an estimated 18,000 direct and indirect jobs. The new one-million square foot facility is positioned to operate at 12-gigawatt-hours per year capacity with net-zero carbon emissions.
"In addition to the jobs created in the construction phase of the project, our manufacturing facility will provide 1,000 to 1,250 jobs day one of operation, growing to an estimated 3,000 direct jobs at full production capacity," says Lindsay Gorrill, CEO of KORE Power. "With an estimated 15,000 indirect jobs, [the plant will] bring the total to approximately 18,000 jobs when at full production capacity."
The site is expected to be chosen by the end of September, with a groundbreaking ceremony potentially as early as November.
According to Gorrill, the company is committed to driving the energy industry forward through job creation/training. KORE Power has 10 employees in the United States. Seven live in Idaho, four are in Canada and 18 are in China, where KORE Power already has a production site owned by manufacturing partner Do Fluoride Chemicals.
The company's energy storage and e-mobility technologies are designed to optimize performance and efficiency for customers, while producing zero carbon. Its circular energy storage supply chain is designed to foster a rapid widespread global adoption of renewable energies and electric vehicles.