EPC Power, a producer of utility-scale power conversion products, will spend $5 million to establish operations in Greenville County, where the company will create 150 new jobs.
EPC Power manufactures American-made smart inverters suited for use in stand-alone energy storage, solar energy storage and data center backup power, according to a news release from the Greenville Area Development Corp. The company’s inverters enable the buildout of battery storage required to support the growth of renewable energy generation and are powered by advanced software and work with electrical grids to increase resilience, reliability, safety and security, the release said.
“EPC Power is very excited to expand our operations in Greenville County,” EPC Power Chief Operation Officer Bill Graham said in the news release. “The skilled workforce and excellent supplier base will enable EPC Power to supply American-made inverters for use domestically and around the world.”
The company says EPC inverters feature a compact and flexible design, with a small footprint and industry leading performance to provide high power density and ease of integration into any system.
“EPC Power is the type of innovative company we’re excited to welcome to our state,” S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster said in the release. “Their work will not only positively impact the Greenville County community, they are helping to advance our state’s smart energy industry. Congratulations on to EPC Power on their newest endeavor in Greenville County.”
EPC Power inverters have a 10 times faster response time than industry standards to stay online in most mission critical situations, according to the news release. With projects worldwide, all EPC Power products are made in the United States.
“EPC Power’s announcement reflects the rapid growth of the smart energy sector and shows that cutting-edge companies recognize the benefits of doing business in South Carolina,” S.C. Commerce Secretary Harry M. Lightsey III said in the release. “We are proud to welcome EPC Power’s first East Coast operation to Greenville County.”
Located in Suite 800 at 360 Old Laurens Road in Mauldin, EPC Power’s new facility is the company’s first East Coast manufacturing and engineering operation and will accommodate additional production capacity if demand grows, the release said.
“EPC Power has a global reputation and proven track record for product innovation and service excellence with customers and is well positioned to support America’s transition to increased use of renewable energy,” Greenville County Council Chair and Greenville Area Development Corp. board member Willis Meadows said in the release. “Greenville County welcomes EPC Power to our community as we work together to expand energy independence for a cleaner, more secure future.”
The company is targeting early November to begin production at their site and has already begun hiring to fill key positions, the release said. Individuals interested in joining the EPC Power team should visit the company’s contact page.
“We are pleased to welcome EPS Power Corp. to the city of Mauldin,” Mauldin Mayor Terry Merritt said in the release. “Our city’s goal is to be an attractive place for families and businesses alike, and we are pleased that EPS Power Corp. has chosen the city of Mauldin in which to establish its new manufacturing operation. We look forward to supporting and celebrating their success for years to come.”
The Commerce Department’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.