Hawaiian Electric on Wednesday posted details of 16 solar-plus-storage or stand-alone storage projects selected in the latest phase of the clean energy transition for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii island.
The bulk of the projects – nine of 16 – would be located on Oahu. One of the proposed projects, Energy Storage Resources’ Kapolei Energy Storage at Barbers Point, would consist only of battery storage systems.
Maui also has its share: In addition to Hawaiian Electric Co.’s proposed Waena BESS battery storage system in Kahului, there are solar with storage systems: Innergex’s Kahana Solar in Napili-Honokowai ; Pacific Green Ikehu’s Kamaole Solar proposed in Kihei; and Longroads’ Pulehu Solar in Pulehu.
The projects were chosen through a competitive evaluation process in the largest renewable energy procurement ever undertaken in Hawaii, the company said. The projects all need approval by state energy regulators.
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