Inflation Reduction Act prompts Turkish company to increase US gigafactory output to 3GWh


Turkish group Kontrolmatik Technologies has increased the output of its planned energy storage-focused gigafactory in the US by 50%, thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which Joe Biden signed into law yesterday.

The company announced plans earlier in 2022 to build a lithium-ion battery factory in the US specifically for the utility and industrial-scale stationary energy storage sectors, with 280-305 Ah range lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries.

It expects to pick a site within a month and for the facility to start production in 2024, according to an announcement authored by Kontrolmatic’s USA CEO Bahadir Yekti who cited the passing of the IRA yesterday as a major factor in the decision to increase its planned capacity from 2GWh to 3GWh.

“Amid the strong support and incentives provided by the recently enacted Inflation Reduction Act for
the domestic production of batteries, we were motivated and encouraged to revise our initial business
plans for the factory and increase our US factory’s capacity to 3 GWh. We have also begun planning
for our second US factory as we begin the construction of our first,” he said.

The historic bill provides tax incentives for siting battery and energy storage system production within the US and, most significantly, introduces an investment tax credit (ITC) for standalone energy storage which can reduce the capital cost of equipment for downstream projects by 30% or more.

Kontrolmatik is primarily an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services group active in the energy, mining, industrial process and transportation sectors, and provides turnkey energy storage system (ESS) solutions.

It is also building a new LFP gigafactory on home soil, as previously reported by, which will add to existing ESS assembly and lithium-ion battery production facilities.

Its gigafactory projects, including the US site, are being lead by subsidiary Pomega Energy Storage Technologies. Overall, the company expects to have 12GWh of annual production capacity by 2030 across four gigafactory locations – two in the US and two in Turkey.

This headline has been amended from its original form to more accurately reflect the scale of Kontrolmatik’s planned facility.

Read Next

March 23, 2023
TotalEnergies will deploy a solar PV and battery storage project at Holcim’s Portland Cement plant in Colorado.
March 23, 2023
Canadian Solar doubled its energy storage shipments to 1.79GWh in 2022 although expects significant lower growth in 2023 due to transitioning its utility-scale product.
March 23, 2023
Vertically integrated energy storage company Kore Power is deploying a 41.2MWh BESS for a microgrid in Arkansas, US, with more downstream projects coming soon, president Jay Bellow told
March 22, 2023
Developer Spearmint Energy has acquired a portfolio of battery energy storage system (BESS) projects totalling 900MW in the ERCOT, Texas market, set to come online in 2025.
March 22, 2023
UK utility SSE has put £100 million (US$123 million) into its Coire Glas pumped hydro project in Scotland for pre-construction activities, but said that new policy is needed for it go to final investment decision (FID).

Most Popular

Email Newsletter