Batteries, Solar, Wind

Hawaiian Electric, University of Hawaii Partner on Energy Storage

By Editors of Power Engineering

Hawaiian Electric and the University of Hawaii are collaborating on battery-based energy storage pilot projects, the Pacific Business News reported.

The projects, done in conjunction with Green Charge, will determine how effectively the battery system can deliver energy services to the grid and mitigate peaks in demand. Testing is expected to continue for six months after installation.

Hawaiian Electric has prioritized demand response programs, including time-of-use rates, as the utility turns to more wind and solar sources.