|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
Note 11. Leases
At December 31, 2021, the Company had operating lease liabilities and right of use assets for its offices, manufacturing facilities of ESS Metron, and a ground lease at the Whinstone Facility that expires in December 2030, inclusive of extension options the Company is reasonably certain will be exercised. At December 31, 2020, the Company did not have any significant operating lease balances.
In November 2021, the Company entered into a lease termination agreement with the landlord of certain Whinstone abandoned leases for approximately $0.9 million. After eliminating the associated operating lease liabilities, we recognized other income of approximately $0.7 million during the year ended December 31, 2021.
Rental expense for lease payments related to the Company’s operating leases is recognized on a straight-line basis over the remaining lease term. The Company currently does not hold any finance leases. The Company elected to use the practical expedient of not separating lease components for its real estate leases. The Company has elected the short-term lease exception provided, and therefore only recognizes right of use assets and lease liabilities for leases with a term greater than one year. Leases qualifying for the short-term lease exception were insignificant.
As of December 31, 2021 and 2020, the right of use assets were $13.2 million and zero, respectively, and the operating lease liabilities were $13.4 million and zero, respectively, in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets related to our ground lease and office leases. Operating lease right of use assets are included within long-term assets on the consolidated balance sheets.
The calculation of the right of use assets and lease liabilities include minimum lease payments over the remaining lease term. Variable lease payments are excluded from the amounts and are recognized in earnings in the period in which the obligation for those payments is incurred. To determine the present value of future minimum lease payments, the Company utilized its incremental borrowing rate adjusted for the remaining lease term and the form of underlying collateral. The discount rate implicit in the leases was not readily determinable.
The following summarizes quantitative information about the Company’s operating leases (dollars in thousands):
The following table represents our future minimum operating lease payments as of, and subsequent to, December 31, 2021 under ASC 842 (in thousands):
The entire disclosure for operating leases of lessee. Includes, but is not limited to, description of operating lease and maturity analysis of operating lease liability.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef