Xtreme Power has announced a new project in Hawaii with the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC). The KIUC IV project will be installed on a new 12 MW solar farm, marking Xtreme Power’s eighth system in Hawaii.
KIUC already has 4.5 MW of Xtreme Power systems in operation in Kauai, and the fourth collaboration will use lithium ion batteries. Xtreme Power will deploy its new, modular RAMP Series Energy Storage System (ESS), 2 MW, 15 minutes, to provide ramp rate control and fast frequency response to help integrate the 12 MW solar farm.
“We’re thrilled to announce yet another project commissioning in Hawaii where the commitment to greening the power grids is inspiring,” said Alan Gotcher, CEO of Xtreme Power. “We’re proud to be a partner for utilities on the island, and to build upon our relationship with the community.”
Islands present a unique energy storage market as there is a great need to mitigate reliance on diesel fuel. For Hawaii, projects such as KIUC IV reduce the total cost of producing power. Xtreme Power’s RAMP series ESS paves the way for enhanced grid flexibility, clearing the path for more renewables to come online and meet local electricity demands.
“KIUC is pleased to be working with Xtreme Power on our fourth battery system to help deliver the promise of clean, affordable green energy,” said John Cox, engineering manager of KIUC. “The unmatched speed and performance of Xtreme Power’s Xtreme Active Control Technology™ (XACT) preserves grid reliability while supporting continued renewable integration efforts in accordance with KIUC’s strategic goals.”
The KIUC IV project is scheduled for commissioning in May 2014.