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Lightening Grid Quebec Plans Quebec, Canada, Tech Center-Battery Cell Manufacturing

Réseau Allégé Québec Inc., d/b/a Lightening Grid Quebec, plans to build a first-in-class technical center and advanced grid storage battery cells and systems manufacturing facility in Shawinigan, Québec, Canada. The project is expected to create hundreds of jobs.

RAQ will not only support the needs of Canada but also more broadly become an export engine to the United States and European Union, according to company officials. Preliminary preparation work is underway at the location for site inspection, clearance, and design. The facility will serve critical energy, environmental, and security infrastructure needs.

"RAQ will make serving as a strong citizen in the Shawinigan community a priority. This will include creating high-skilled jobs, excellent training, local university collaboration, and globally competitive wages," said Michael Epstein, CEO of Réseau Allégé Québec. "We determined that the community of Shawinigan is an ideal location and is the optimal site of our extensive investment, plans, and exciting future."

Réseau Allégé Québec, a subsidiary of Compact Power, Inc. d/b/a Lightergy™, brings 15 years of advanced energy storage technology expertise and breakthrough power solutions including energy management systems, cells, modules, and battery systems. Lightergy has a strong history of collaboration with Hydro-Québec beginning in 2007. The company has amassed a portfolio of intellectual property comprising over 60 patents and patents pending as well as established its products in the niche, high-margin defense, emergency services, and critical infrastructure markets.

"With Réseau Allégé Québec's future facilities in Shawinigan, we are gaining not only a player in our battery industry, but more importantly, new expertise in energy storage. Attracting players from around the world, the energy transition ecosystem that we are building will transform the region's economy in the coming years," said Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development.

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