Powin Energy Sells 110MWh of Operating Projects and Pipeline to esVolta

esVolta also enters exclusive long-term procurement arrangement with Powin

TUALATIN, Ore., Dec. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Powin Energy Corporation (OTCQB:PWON), a leading manufacturer of fully integrated energy storage solutions, has sold over 110MWh of select project assets and contracted pipeline to esVolta. esVolta recently received a large financial commitment from Blue Sky Alternative Investments LLC to accelerate its growth in the North American utility-scale energy storage market. Powin Energy will be esVolta’s exclusive provider of energy storage systems through 2022.

“Powin Energy’s business plan has long had the vision of transitioning the company out of the project development business and into being a fully dedicated energy storage systems and services provider,” said Geoffrey Brown, President of Powin Energy. “This transaction is the realization of that plan and will enable the company to focus all of its efforts on delivering the best energy storage systems in the industry to our developer and utility customers. esVolta and Blue Sky’s commitment to developing energy storage projects with Powin Energy’s products is strong validation of our technology and the top-tier team we’ve assembled.”

Following are the primary projects included in the transaction:

  • PPA Grand Johanna is a 2 MW/9 MWh system in Irvine, California, that has been operational since the beginning of 2017 in response to the Aliso Canyon gas leak and is contracted with Southern California Edison (SCE).
  • Don Lee BESS is a 6.5 MW/26 MWh project that will be located in a historic orange processing facility in Escondido, California. The development-stage project is under contract with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).
  • Upon its commercial operation, a 50% stake in Powin Energy Ontario Storage, an 8.8 MW/40.8 MWh system in Stratford, Ontario, that is under contract with Ontario IESO. The system is expected to go online by the end of 2017 and it will be the largest battery storage facility in Canada.
  • A 10 MW/40 MWh project that will be publicly announced at a later date.

Powin’s Stack products are modular, purpose-built DC strings ranging in size from 106 kWh to 175 kWh that easily and cost-effectively scale from kilowatt to megawatt applications. It is available in both indoor and outdoor models, each of which is engineered to maximize energy density and minimize system footprint. All Stack products are operated by Powin’s proprietary bp-OS software that is patented in both the United States and China. Powin’s supply chain expertise, modular design, and software proficiency streamline installation and bring world class innovation to energy storage applications.

About Powin Energy Corporation
Powin Energy’s (OTCQB:PWON) sole focus is creating and deploying the next wave of safe and scalable battery energy storage that is purpose-built for the demands of utility-scale, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications. Powin’s Stack140 modular battery system features a patented Battery Pack Operating System (bp-OS) that provides critical insight into system functions and lifespan via the proprietary Battery Odometer and Warranty Tracker™. Powin was incorporated in Oregon in 1990 and has spent almost three decades perfecting supply chain management. Combined with the management team’s decades of successful leadership experience in the energy, storage, and utility industries, Powin Energy is able to deliver exceptional value to large-scale energy projects. For more information, visit http://PowinEnergy.com/. Investors can find real time quotes and market information for the company at http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/PWON/quote

Forward Looking Statements
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