MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2011) - ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announced today an order from Facility Gateway Corporation to provide a Smart Grid Community Energy Storage (CES) System to Lower Valley Energy in Jackson, Wyoming.
The system will include customer-provided lead acid batteries and the ZBB EnerSection™ power and energy control center. The ZBB EnerSection will provide a completely integrated energy management platform ready for interconnection to a range of configurable energy sources including PV, wind, and other power outputs. This system will be used for load management and peak shaving while providing continuous power and energy regulation supply with a connection to the grid. The installation is targeted for completion in early 2012.
"Facility Gateway selected the ZBB solution for this micro-grid system because of its modular and scalable architecture," said Robert Walker, Senior Application Engineer at Facility Gateway Corporation. "Our utility customer was looking for an easy-to-deploy platform to demonstrate the benefits of load management and peak shaving while having the flexibility to support the integration of nearly any combination of on-site renewable power generating sources and have the ability to replace lead acid batteries at the end of their service life."
"This type of 'smart' distributed micro-grid application demonstrates how ZBB Energy can optimize grid interactive power flows across our standard integration platform regardless of the energy storage type," said Eric Apfelbach, President and CEO of ZBB Energy. "While ZBB Energy manufactures Zinc-bromide flow batteries, ZBB EnerSection's open architecture gives customers great flexibility to interconnect an array of resources to optimize any given application and operating environment."
About ZBB Energy Corporation
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage, power electronic systems, and engineered custom and semi-custom products targeted at the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. ZBB and its power electronics subsidiary, Tier Electronics, LLC have developed a portfolio of integrated power management platforms that combine advanced power and energy controls plus energy storage to optimize renewable energy sources and conventional power inputs whether connected to the grid or not. Tier Electronics participates in the energy efficiency markets through their hybrid vehicle control systems, and power quality markets with their line of regulation solutions. Together, these platforms solve a wide range of electrical system challenges in global markets for utility, governmental, commercial, industrial and residential end customers. Founded in 1998, ZBB's platforms ensure optimal efficiencies today, while offering the flexibility to adapt and scale to future requirements. ZBB's corporate offices and production facilities are located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit: http://www.zbbenergy.com
About Facility Gateway Corporation
Facility Gateway Corporation headquartered in Madison, WI, is a national Critical Infrastructure Company serving the critical data center market. Its divisions provide Engineered Consulting focusing on the Design, Build and Infrastructure Management of Data Centers. National divisions include Critical Facility Management, Data Center Engineering and Installation Services, Critical Equipment Services, and Data Center Real Estate. Website www.facilitygateway.com (866) 431-1711
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