LUGANO, Switzerland & WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. - Energy Vault Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NRGV) ('Energy Vault' or 'the Company'), a leader in sustainable, grid-scale energy storage solutions, announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2022.
Robert Piconi, Chairman and CEO of Energy Vault, stated, 'We made strong progress during the quarter across all commercial, operational and financial facets of our business. Customers are choosing Energy Vault given the innovative portfolio of solutions that address their needs across short and long duration storage, as well as addressing their complex requirements to optimize energy density, economics, and overall performance. During the quarter, we announced contract signings totaling 495 megawatt hours for our battery energy storage solutions for immediate delivery in 2023 with top tier customers. This highlights the readiness of our solutions and software capabilities, and more importantly, the trust that our customers have in us to deliver projects on-time and on-budget.
Additionally, we have received awards for approximately 2 gigawatt hours of energy storage solutions to address our customer's immediate needs. This includes a 500 MWh short-duration battery storage project with Meadow Creek in Australia as previously announced, an 820 MWh short-duration battery storage project in Europe and our previously announced 440 MWh award with a large western utility. These projects mark our first entrance into the European market and our first shorter duration project to complement our long duration gravity projects in Australia, regions that we have seen increased demand for energy storage driven by supportive policy and macro events. I am also pleased to announce one of the first and largest utility-scale green hydrogen storage projects, for approximately 300 MWh of storage capacity with another large western utility. The introduction of green hydrogen into our technology portfolio further validates our technical differentiation with our energy management software platform and the market for hybrid short and long duration integrated systems.'
Mr. Piconi continued, 'Looking ahead to the balance of 2022 and 2023, we will continue to scale our talent base and global infrastructure to enable commercial and operational execution for our customers. We will leverage, in a disciplined manner, our position as the only energy storage company offering a hardware agnostic portfolio of both short and long duration storage solutions, bringing innovative gravity, green hydrogen and hybrid solutions to the market for the first time.'
Third Quarter 2022 and Recent Business Highlights:
Realized significant commercial momentum on our utility-scale battery energy storage projects:
Signed contract with Wellhead Electric and W Power for 275 MWh energy storage project in Southern California.
Energy Vault has signed a contract to deploy a 68.8 megawatt (275 MWh) battery energy storage system (BESS) at Wellhead's Energy Reliability Center in Stanton, California to provide enhanced resources and improved grid reliability in the Southern California Edison territory. The Stanton ESS will be one of the largest energy storage systems in southern California and will be based on Energy Vault Solutions' (EVS) proprietary system design and EVS's Energy Management Software for optimal economic dispatching. This contract reflects successful validation of EVS's technology-agnostic strategy, to provide customers with the most flexible and cost-effective energy storage solutions. The project is expected to be completed in the second half of 2023.
Signed contract with Jupiter Power for 220 MWh energy storage project in Texas and California.
Energy Vault and Jupiter Power will deploy a BESS in Texas to provide energy and ancillary services to the ERCOT energy-only market and a battery energy storage system in California to provide similar services through participation in the CAISO Resource Adequacy program. The storage systems will be based on EVS's proprietary integration system design and EVS' Energy Management Software for optimal economic dispatching. The project is expected to be completed in the second half of 2023.
Awarded a 250 MW/500 MWh grid-connected battery storage agreement in Victoria, Australia.
Meadow Creek Solar pty Ltd., a developer of the Meadow Creek Solar Farm has awarded Energy Vault a 250 MW/500 MWh BESS project to support its 330 MW solar project. Under the notice of award, Energy Vault will begin the advanced grid studies and modeling with technical advisor DNV, as required by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for interconnected power systems in Australia's eastern and south-eastern seaboard, which will be located 2 hours north of Melbourne, Australia. The battery storage system, being co-located with the solar PV, will provide the flexibility of charge and discharge, essential to shoring up renewable energy supply across the network as Australia adopts the Australian Energy Market Operator's Integrated System Plan. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.
Awarded a 410 MW/820 MWh project in Europe with a large renewable energy developer.
Energy Vault announced it was awarded an 820 MWh battery energy storage system project with a large renewable energy developer with expected completion in 2024.
Awarded an approximately 300 MWh, utility-scale battery plus green hydrogen storage project with an additional large western public utility for long duration storage, marking our first hydrogen deployment.
The hybrid battery plus hydrogen storage project will provide 300 MWh of carbon-free energy over 48 hours. The hybrid architecture will allow for grid forming and black start capabilities. Energy Vault's Energy Management System will provide full system control and optimal dispatching among the batteries, hydrogen tanks and fuel-cells.
Previously announced award for a 220 MW/440 MWh energy storage project with a large western utility is in the final stages of contract execution.
The project is expected to reach commercial operation by the end of 2023.
Large scale gravity-energy storage projects utilizing our EVx system continues multi-continent progress:
Received a limited notice to proceed with the Enel Green Power project which has resulted in groundbreaking on location in Snyder, Texas for an 18 MW / 36 MWh gravity energy storage system. This project will be the first gravity storage deployment in the western hemisphere.
First 100 MWh project in China progressing in line with plan
Energy Vault will continue to support the 100 MWh project in the fourth quarter of 2022 and into next year. We expect the project to achieve commercial deployment in the first half of 2023.
2 GWh Mandate announced for Energy Vault's EVx Gravity Energy Storage Platform for Initial Zero Carbon Industrial Parks in China
In partnership with Atlas Renewable, EIPC (a policy oriented supporting organization of the Investment Association of China), in conjunction with China Tianying and selected provincial and local governments, will develop five national zero carbon industrial parks. The parks will utilize Energy Vault's gravity energy storage technology and its Energy Management Software platform to support China's mandated climate change and environmental policy. The first announced site has been confirmed for a 2 GWh system located in Inner Mongolia.
Other recent updates:
Energy Vault announced key executive appointments.
Jan Kees van Gaalen will be appointed as Chief Financial Officer effective November 16, 2022, and is replacing interim Chief Financial Officer David Hitchcock, who will remain as an advisor to Energy Vault through December 31, 2022.
E.B. Jensen has joined as Senior Vice President, Project Execution and Delivery. Jensen will lead the teams responsible for energy storage deployment across the global landscape.
Dr. Craig Horne has joined as Vice President of Advanced Energy Storage Development, responsible for the expansion of Energy Vault's portfolio of storage solutions.
Energy Vault reiterates its expectation for full year 2022 revenue in the range of $75 million to $100 million and adjusted EBITDA range of $(10.0) million to $3.0 million.
Energy Vault maintains its two-year aggregate revenue guidance of approximately $680 million for full year 2022 and full year 2023.
Expect to end 2022 with total cash balance in the range of $260 million to $280 million.
Conference Call Information
Energy Vault will host a conference call today at 4:30 PM ET to discuss the results, followed by a Q&A session. A live webcast of the call can be accessed https://www.energyvault.com/. To access the call, participants may dial 1-877-704-4453, international callers may use 1-201-389-0920, and request to join the Energy Vault earnings call.
A telephonic replay will be available shortly after the conclusion of the call and until, November 28, 2022. Participants may access the replay at 1-844-512-2921, international callers may use 1-412-317-6671, and enter access code 13733498. The call will also be available for replay via webcast link on the Investors portion of the Energy Vault website at https://www.energyvault.com/.
About Energy Vault
Energy Vault develops and deploys turnkey sustainable energy storage solutions designed to transform the world's approach to utility-scale energy storage in realizing decarbonization while maintaining grid resiliency. The company's proprietary energy management system and optimization software suite is technology agnostic in its ability to orchestrate various generation and energy storage resources to help utilities, independent power producers and large industrial energy users to significantly reduce their levelized cost of energy while maintaining power quality and grid reliability. Energy Vault's EVx gravity energy storage system utilizes eco-friendly materials with the ability to integrate waste materials for beneficial re-use. Energy Vault is facilitating the shift to a circular economy while accelerating the clean energy transition for its customers. For additional information, please visit: www.energyvault.com
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