When a severe snowstorm completely shut down our operations, G&W Electric recognized the benefits of installing a microgrid to deliver uninterrupted premium power to support our critical operations as well as our customers.

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Microgrid Benefits

Compared with the traditional grid, the microgrid offers a host of benefits for businesses and communities. It not only keeps the lights on when the central grid is unavailable, it reduces carbon footprints, provides an alternate generation source, protects communities, and creates potential cost savings.

Economic Benefits

  • Monthly incentives for Frequency Regulation
  • State tax credits for using renewable power
  • Utility incentives for installing solar panels
  • Net Metering – ability to sell solar power on the grid

Environmental Benefits

  • Greener, cleaner, renewable energy
  • Most components can be recyclable
  • Flow batteries last longer and contain less toxic materials
  • Potential to become carbon-neutral in the future

Safety Benefits

  • Flow batteries use vanadium – a non-flammable substance that is fully recyclable
  • The majority of the materials are abundantly available and more accessible than lithium-ion counterparts
  • Provides superior protection to personnel and the surrounding environment, including a rapid shut down of the solar panels
  • Protects critical operations for hospitals, data centers, manufacturers and other industries

Community Benefits

  • Ensures the continuity of vital operations during periods of outages
  • Enables businesses to operate independently from the primary grid, offering potential cost saving advantages
  • Eases the load on the system, helping others without DERs to stay powered
  • Allows businesses to reduce their carbon footprint
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Investing in the Future

As one of the largest investments in G&W Electric’s history, the microgrid reflects our commitment to lead the industry by providing innovative solutions for the future of power – bringing us one step closer to reaching our carbon-neutral operational goals.

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Engineered to Order. Built to Last.

Our microgrid is the culmination of G&W Electric’s industry-leading expertise in designing safe, dependable and sustainable power solutions that stand the test of time.

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