AES inaugurated 28 MW/100 MWh PV and storage system in Hawaii

US power company AES Corporation and Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) inaugurated the »Lawa’i« solar and energy storage project. The project, owned and operated by AES Distributed Energy, consists of a 28 MW PV and a 100 MWh five-hour duration energy storage system to help Hawaii meet its goal of reaching 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The facility will deliver roughly 11 percent of Kaua’i’s power, making the island more than 50 percent powered by renewables. According to the company, the fully integrated Lawa’i project will eliminate the use of 3.7 million gallons of diesel annually.
AES Distributed Energy is currently constructing an additional 19.3 MW solar and 70 MWh battery energy storage facility for KIUC located on leased land from the U.S. Department of Defense within the Pacific Missile Range Facility – Barking Sands (PMRF) Naval Base.

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