KORE Power, NIDEC Announce Multi-Year Offtake Agreement, Framework for Future Collaboration

KORE Power, Inc. (KORE) will deliver at least 450 MWh — and up to 600 MWh — of lithium-ion battery cells, modules and racks to Nidec North America in 2024, the first year of the annual supply agreement. This commitment grows up to 2.2 GWh of supply in 2026, according to the multi-year deal announced Thursday.

Late last year, KORE announced Nidec was part of its Series A Funding Round. In addition to that agreement, today’s announcement secures KORE as a supplier of lithium-ion cells, modules and racks for Nidec. Nidec is a top three global leader in energy storage and power conversion systems.

The collaboration between the companies also includes developing turnkey energy storage systems for utility-scale and commercial/industrial projects, highlighting KORE’s DC Blocks and Nidec’s Power Conversion Systems (PCS).

Nidec’s next generation PCS product line-up will also be utilized by KORE for their own integrated solutions. Nidec’s PCS are world class for power density, efficiency, and durability and are able to seamlessly integrate into the most challenging electricity grids.

In the next three years, KORE has agreed to deliver 450 MWh to 2.2 GWh of lithium-ion battery cells, modules, and racks. In parallel, Nidec will supply 225 MVA to 1,100 MVA of power conversion systems to capture the substantial growth in the energy storage market in North America.

“This agreement solidifies the strategic partnership between KORE and Nidec,” said Lindsay Gorrill, CEO and Founder of KORE Power. “Combined, our teams bring a century of advancing power technologies. Together we will drive energy storage opportunities forward for industrial, commercial and utility-scale customers.”

"Leveraging Nidec's expertise in power conversion and energy storage solutions, this partnership enables us to address the growing demand for energy storage projects. Our customers are seeking to maximize return on their deployment of intermittent energy sources," said Dominique Llonch, President of Nidec Industrial Solutions. "With our strength and reach in industrial solutions, and KORE's supply of proven lithium-ion technology, we will deliver new solutions to meet that demand.”

KORE | www.korepower.com

Nidec | https://www.nidec.com/