How a new mega battery will help Hawaii say goodbye to its last coal generator

RENEWECONOMY | American utility-scale energy storage developer Plus Power is to build a 185MW/565MWh battery storage facility in Hawaii that will have as its primary role to ensure that the AES coal plant – the last- remaining coal-fired generation in Hawaii – will end operations in September, 2022.

The Kapolei Energy Storage project is the largest battery storage project selected by Hawaiian Electric, and is a massive boost to Plus Power, kicking the company into the big leagues, an impressive win for a company that boasts only 15 employees and a 12MW battery project to ensure reliability at a car factory microgrid in Mexico.

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