Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Testing and Evaluation: The focus is to deploy, operate, and validate the performance of four grid-scale BESSs for various ancillary service applications on grid systems across the state. Currently, systems have been deployed at the Hawi Wind plant on the Island of Hawaii and at the Waiawa Battery Energy Storage project on Oahu. Both of these include testing and evaluation of a 1 MW Li-ion titanate battery system and control algorithms for frequency and power quality control.
For further information, contact Larry Cutshaw .
Hydrogen Energy System as a Grid Management Tool : A joint USDOE-DOD technology validation project to demonstrate the use of electrolyzer technology to simultaneously produce hydrogen for fuel and for grid management. Hydrogen produced at the geothermal plant will be used to feed fuel-cell electric shuttle buses operated by the County of Hawai‘i Mass Transit Agency and in support of fuel-cell electric buses at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
For further information, contact Mitch Ewan .