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

Enerox GmbH and G&W Electric have signed a strategic partnership to offer resilience and cost savings to the rapidly expanding microgrid market in North America

Wiener Neudorf, Austria, Bolingbrook, Illinois, July 14, 2022 – 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.

G&W Electric and CellCube collaboration

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.”

Alexander Schoenfeldt, CEO CellCube Inc., Denver, Colorado & CEO Enerox GmbH, Wr. Neudorf, Austria, [email protected]

Yvonne Steinhaeusser, Head of Corporate & Marketing Communications, Enerox GmbH, Wr. Neudorf, Austria, [email protected] +43 676 843 669 126

About CellCube – Enerox GmbH

Under its trademark ‘CellCube’ the US and Austrian based Enerox GmbH develops, manufactures and distributes Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries. ‘VRFB’s are sustainable, long-duration energy storage systems, improving and securing the consumption of energy from renewable sources. Enerox is a developing pioneer and the global technology and industry leader in its field of operation. The bankable VRFB systems suite various microgrid applications alongside four focused business segments: renewable energy storage for industrial customers, commercial and private deployment, green energy storage for remote microgrids and island solutions as well as long-duration back-up systems for green and critical infrastructure facilities. CellCube systems are currently operating in over 130 sites on the planet. www.cellcube.com

About G&W Electric

Since 1905, G&W Electric has helped power the world with innovative power grid solutions and products. With the introduction of the first disconnectable cable terminating device in the early 1900s, G&W Electric began to build a reputation for innovative engineered solutions to meet the needs of systems designers. With an ever-present commitment to customer satisfaction, G&W Electric enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality products and superior service. For more information on G&W Electric visit their new website at www.gwelectric.com. Follow G&W Electric on Twitter @GW_Electric and on LinkedIn.

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