COEUR d'ALENE, ID–KORE Power, a leading developer of battery cell and energy system storage technologies, recently announced that it plans to build a large-scale battery cell manufacturing facility in the United States. The facility will operate at 12-gigawatt-hours per year capacity with net-zero carbon emissions. The site selection process is still underway, but an announcement could be made by the fall of 2021.
"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."
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. KORE Power already has a production site in China that is 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 rapid widespread global adoption of renewable energies and electric vehicles.