US power grid company G&W Electric is joining forces with Enerox GmbH (CellCube) to bring a new and integrated microgrid solution to market in the US.
In a statement, G&W Electric said it would add CellCube’s Vanadium Redox Flow Battery (VRFB) as a key technology to its microgrid solution and become a reseller for CellCube’s energy storage systems.
The 2MW/8MWh CellCube VRFB will operate at up to 150% of its nominal power to catch attractive power prices in the PJM (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland) energy 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.
G&W Electric said its microgrid would 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 programme by isolating itself from the grid to help reduce peak load demand,” it added. ComEd is an electric utility company.
G&W Electric’s microgrid will eliminate its energy dependency during times when prices are high and will provide more reliable and resilient power during seasonal peak demands and power outages.