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Kahuku Wind Farm - Younicos

Technology Type Advanced Lead-acid Battery
Rated Power 15000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 0.25
URL More about Kahuku Wind Farm - Younicos
Younicos installed a 15 MW fully integrated energy storage and power management system designed to provide load firming for a 30 MW wind farm in Hawaii, as well as provide critical grid integration services. The project was supported by a U.S. DOE Office of Electricity loan guarantee. A fire destroyed the battery warehouse in August 2012, and due to environmental and safety concerns, it has been replaced with a Dynamic Volt-Amp Reactive system. The wind farm is back at full capacity as of 2/13/14.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status De-Commissioned
Commissioning On 01.03.2011
Decommissioned On 31.07.2012
Project Includes Multiple Systems No

56-1101 Kamehameha Hwy,
Kahuku, Hawaii 96731
United States

Utility Hawaiian Electric Company
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Paired Grid Resource Wind
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 First Wind
Energy Storage Technology Provider Xtreme Power
Integrator Company Younicos
Developer First Wind
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available
Service Use Case Ramping
Renewables Capacity Firming
Voltage Support
Funding Source 1 Federal/National Office of Electricity and Reliability – RD&D
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