IPO Edge and the Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association host a fireside chat with the CEO of ESS Inc. on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 1pm EDT to discuss the company’s long-duration storage batteries and its upcoming merger with ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: STWO). The live event features ESS CEO Eric Dresselhuys joined by IPO Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone and Multimedia Editor Alexandra Lane in a moderated video session lasting approximately 60 minutes and including a Q&A with the audience.
About ESS: ESS was founded in 2011 with a mission to develop the cleanest, lowest-cost long-duration energy storage systems on the market. ESS developed an iron flow battery technology with innovative technological breakthroughs that is built to transform the utility grid by enabling safe, environmentally-friendly, long-duration storage. Unlike traditional lithium-ion batteries that are made from hazardous and costly materials, ESS’ patent-protected battery solutions use abundant iron, salt and water, making them environmentally safe and cost-effective energy storage systems.
Mr. Dresselhuys discusses:
- Why we need energy storage
- Long-duration market opportunities
- How ESS is changing the long-duration energy market
- ESS Battery & how it works
- ESS Solutions: Energy Center, Energy Warehouse
- Examples of deployments
- Plans for scaling globally
About the Speaker:
Eric Dresselhuys is the CEO of ESS Inc. and joined the company in March 2021. Mr. Dresselhuys has over 25 years of leadership experience and is an accomplished technology and market development pioneer with a demonstrated background in growing both public and private companies. Prior to joining ESS Inc., Mr. Dresselhuys founded Silver Spring Networks, which became the leading provider of smart grid networking and data solutions, leading to an IPO in 2013 (NYSE: SSNI) and an eventual sale to Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI). Other experience includes a variety of leadership positions at Procter and Gamble and Smart Energy Water, where he helped build up the companies on a global scale. As an active member of the energy industry, he currently serves as the Chairman of Enian, LTD. in London and on the board of directors of Autogrid, Inc. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events and author on issues related to the energy transition. Mr. Dresselhuys holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin and earned an Executive Certificate from the Sloan School at MIT.
Jarrett Banks, Editor-at-Large