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WV stands to benefit disproportionately from battery design Form Energy plans for Weirton factory


For years, West Virginians have endured among the lowest wages and longest power outages in the country as the coal-dependent state grows more vulnerable amid the nation’s energy transition.

Form Energy’s mission is tailor-made to lift up West Virginia on all those counts.
The energy storage technology and manufacturing company plans to commercialize a battery that can economically store electricity for 100 hours at its first commercial-scale battery-making facility to be located in Wheeling.

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