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On January 24, 2014, HNEI Assistant Researcher Kevin Davies made a presentation on equation-based, object-oriented fuel cell modeling at the HNEI Hawaii Sustainable Energy Research Facility in Kakaako, Honolulu, Hawaii.  To see a file with this presentation, click here.  For further information, contact Kevin Davies.

The presentation describes development of on equation-based, object-oriented fuel cell model library.  To see this library, click here.

An HNEI researcher has developed an equation-based, object-oriented fuel cell model library that can now be seen on our website.  The library was developed by HNEI and Georgia Tech and is being used at HNEI to understand the effects of contaminants at the cell level and in a system exposed to volcanic gases.  To see the library, click here.  For further information, contact Kevin Davies.

HNEI has contracted with GE Energy Consulting  to evaluate and assess the likelihood of compliance with State Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) requirements by modeling costs, economics and technical implications of various renewable energy penetration scenarios, including comparing the value of grid-tied and generation-tied undersea island interconnections with island independent systems.  Future tasks will include the impacts of using liquid natural gas for electricity generation, modified utility operating practices and reserve requirements, and the use of ancillary services such as demand response and battery energy storage systems. 

GE Energy Consulting gave a presentation of its initial analyses under Task 1 of the Hawaii RPS Road-map Study on January 9, 2014 at the Hawaii State Capitol.  To view a file with this presentation, click here.  For further information, contact John Cole.

 

In conjunction with ongoing projects on energy efficiency and solar research, HNEI is conducting evaluations on six photovolaic arrays recently installed in Hawaii.  The experimental platforms for these efforts will be three net- zero-energy buildings created by California-based Project Frog Inc.

See the press release for more details.  Also, check the Pacific Business News article on this HNEI project.  The HNEI contact for this work is Jim Maskrey

HNEI and MECO held a community information meeting on Molokai to present information on a potential battery energy storage project intended to help increase the reliability and stability of the grid. For the Frequently asked Questions (FAQ) and presentation follow the links below:

For a copy of the FAQ sheet handed out at the meeting click here

For a copy of the presentation from the community meeting, click here.

To see the animation slides from the presentation, click on the following link and run the PowerPoint presentation in "Slide Show" mode.  For the animation link, click here.

For more information, see The Moloka'i Dispatch article "$3.1M Battery Proposed for Power Plant". 

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