CellCube and G&W Electric are joining forces to bring microgrids to the next level

Enerox GmbH, better known as ‘CellCube’, and G&W Electric, a US headquartered power grid solutions provider, have signed a partnership agreement to offer a new and integrated microgrid solution to the US-market. G&W Electric adds CellCube’s Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFBs) as a key technology to their microgrid solution portfolio and becomes a ‘Value Added Reseller’ for CellCube’s energy storage systems.

The partnership was initiated through G&W Electric’s construction of its own state of the art microgrid located in Bolingbrook, Illinois, U.S. with solar coupled to CellCube’s latest battery technology. CellCube’s Release 4 VRFB will provide more reliable and resilient power during seasonal peak demands, power quality issues and potential outages.

After having recently established a 100% wholly owned subsidiary in Denver, Colorado, CellCube’s next preeminent project in North America is being realized”, says Alexander Schoenfeldt, CEO of CellCube Austria and USA. “We are extremely pleased to cooperate with G&W Electric after having won them not only as a customer but also getting engaged in the fast-growing microgrid business. There is no better way to start a partnership and go-to-market than through such a large-scale real-life project.

G&W Electric’s microgrid will cover multiple use cases including the capability of islanding, peak load shaving for energy savings and sub cycle backup power for critical asset protection.  It will integrate roof top solar, support their facility’s continuous operation, and actively participate in ComEd’s demand response program by isolating itself from the grid to help reduce peak load demand. G&W Electric’s microgrid will eliminate its energy dependency during times when prices are high, and it will provide more reliable and resilient power during seasonal peak demands and power outages. The 2MW-8MWh CellCube VRFB will operate at up to 150 percent of its nominal power to catch attractive power prices in the PJM market. The system has been designed to provide the overrated power up to 3MW for nearly two hours and at 100% load for up to four hours.

“We see the microgrid market is entering a new stage where energy applications that allow for storing electricity from renewables over longer periods of time is gaining more importance”, points out John Mueller, chairman and owner of G&W Electric. “CellCube’s long duration battery technology unlocks huge value for G&W Electric with the lowest total lifecycle cost of any technology in the market. For us, it is an obvious step to partner with the market leader of Long-Duration Energy Storage.

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