Enerox GmbH, also known as CellCube, and G&W Electric, an Illinois-based power grid solutions provider, partnered to offer an integrated microgrid solution to the US market.
G&W Electric adds CellCube’s vanadium redox flow battery as the active energy storage ingredient to their microgrid solution portfolio and becomes a reseller for CellCube’s energy storage systems.
The partnership was initiated through G&W Electric’s construction of its own microgrid located in Bolingbrook, Illinois, 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.
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 rooftop solar, support their facility’s continuous operation, and 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 cut 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.