Energy Storage News – Hawaiian Electric starts negotiations on 2.1GWh of hybrid storage projects for 2026-33 delivery

Hawaii’s main utility Hawaiian Electric has entered into contract negotiations with the developers of 15 renewable energy projects, including solar, wind and a combined 2.1GWh of energy storage.

The projects are spread across the islands of Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui and will combine renewable energy generation including biofuel-powered generators and energy storage to ensure firm generation.

The contacts entered into after negotiations are expected to cover around 517MW of variable generation, 654MW of firm generation and 2.1GWh of energy storage, with completion dates mandated for between 2026 and 2033.

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