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EnSync Energy and WindStax Energy Partner on Microgrid for Midwest Transportation Hub

Project contract for new PITT OHIO facility integrates multiple distributed energy resources to leverage renewable energy in the Midwest C&I market

MILWAUKEE, Dec. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, which is creating the future of electricity with innovative residential and commercial distributed energy resource (DER) systems and Internet of Energy (IOE) control platforms, today announced a partnership with WindStax Energy to build a microgrid at a new PITT OHIO trucking terminal in Parma, Ohio.  

The microgrid will utilize both solar energy and wind energy generation through a 495-kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system and eight six-story-tall vertical wind turbines that add 48 kW to the system. These resources will be integrated with EnSync Energy's DER SuperModule,TM which houses 730 kilowatt hours of energy storage, the Matrix EnergyTM Management system and DER FlexTM  IOE software platform for system command, communication and control. The system will enable the sustainability-minded trucking company to participate in net metering programs, while also providing backup energy during grid disturbances.

"Our multifaceted microgrid projects benefit from a partner like EnSync Energy, whose all-in-one solution has saved us time and brings consistency to the various components," said WindStax Energy CEO Ronald Gdovic. "Together, we have designed a system that will deliver cost savings and reliable energy to PITT OHIO's trucking operations."

"Our ability to easily integrate and prioritize multiple distributed energy resources is recognized as a distinct advantage in microgrid projects, and our market success in Hawaii is now creating opportunities on the mainland," said EnSync Energy Executive Vice President Dan Nordloh. "We look forward to helping PITT OHIO and WindStax accomplish their objectives of clean, affordable and resilient energy projects for this and other facilities throughout the Midwest."

"Our latest trucking terminal reflects our goal to be sustainability pioneers in the freight transportation industry," said Justine Russo, Director of Sustainability and Business Intelligence at PITT OHIO. "PITT OHIO is excited to partner with innovators like WindStax and EnSync to enable our implementation of renewable energy.  The renewable energy microgrid in Parma is a critical part of PITT OHIO's Triple Bottom Line sustainability strategy around People Planet and Purpose."

Construction has commenced and is expected to finish in the spring of 2019.

About EnSync Energy Systems

EnSync, Inc. (NYSE American: ESNC), dba EnSync Energy Systems, is creating the future of electricity with innovative distributed energy resource (DER) systems and Internet of Energy (IOE) control platforms. EnSync Energy ensures the most cost-effective and resilient electricity, delivered from an electrical infrastructure that prioritizes the use of all available resources, such as renewables, energy storage and the utility grid. As project developer, EnSync Energy's distinctive engagement methodology encompasses load analysis, system design consulting and technical and financial modeling to ensure energy systems are sized and optimized to meet our customers' objectives for value and performance. Proprietary direct current (DC) power control hardware, energy management software and extensive experience with numerous energy storage technologies uniquely positions EnSync Energy to deliver fully integrated systems that provide for efficient design, procurement, commissioning and ongoing operation. EnSync Energy's IOE control platform adapts easily to ever-changing generation and load variables, as well as changes in utility prices and programs, ensuring the means to make or save money behind-the-meter, while concurrently providing utilities the opportunity to use DERs for an array of grid-enhancing services. In addition to direct system sales, EnSync Energy includes power purchase agreements (PPAs) in its portfolio of offerings, which enables electricity savings for customers and provides a stable financial yield for investors. EnSync Energy is a global corporation, with joint venture Meineng Energy in AnHui, China and energy project development subsidiary Holu Energy LLC in Hawaii. For more information, visit www.ensync.com.

About WindStax

WindStax Energy is a full-service developer of integrated alternative energy solutions. WindStax® makes the largest vertical wind turbines in the United States. Our award winning turbines are a distinctive feature of our hybrid wind and solar microgrids that are changing industry's perspective of energy as a commodity to energy as an opportunity. We create prosumers - energy consumers who generate and consume renewable energy with the option to use utility power as a backup and send excess energy to the grid. WindStax patented technology eliminates most of the constraints of traditional windmills. They are silent, avian and neighbor-friendly, and offer an attractive ROI as a stand-alone system or as a supplement to solar energy. Made in the US. For more information, visit http://windstax.com

About PITT OHIO

In adhering to their "We're Always There For You" signature commitment, PITT OHIO is dedicated to providing their customers with the best value in its SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and TRUCKLOAD services.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, PITT OHIO services the entire Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions and the remainder of the United States and Canada with the PITT OHIO Transportation Group and additional North American service providers. To contact PITT OHIO, please visit their website at www.pittohio.com.

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EnSync Energy Media Contact:

Lisa Nash
Antenna Group
[email protected]
646-883-4296

Michelle Montague 
[email protected] 
(262) 735-5676

Investor Relations Contact:

Lytham Partners, LLC
Robert Blum, Joseph Diaz, or Joe Dorame
(602) 889-9700

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