Hawaiian Electric seeks regulatory approval for 300MW solar, 2,000MWh battery storage projects.

by Sep 16, 2020

Hawaiian Electric has submitted eight contracts to Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review and approval, representing nearly 300MW of solar energy generation and about 2,000MWh of energy storage to be built on the islands of O’ahu and Maui. These solar-plus-storage projects, ranging from 7-120 MW, form part of Hawaii’s largest renewables tender which closed earlier this year and saw a total of 16 projects selected. It is expected that the six O’ahu facilities are to provide enough generation and storage needed to retire the state’s only coal power facility, the 180MW plant at Campbell Industrial Park owned by AES, by September 2022. Meanwhile, the completion of two green energy projects on Maui will help enable the retirement of the 38MW oil-fired Kahului plant in 2024. Link to the news: https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/new-renewable-projects-submitted-to-regulators-will-produce-lower-cost-electricity-advance-clean-energy