1. Hawaiian Electric Takes First Steps to Utility-Scale Commercial Energy Storage

    Hawaiian Electric Takes First Steps to Utility-Scale Commercial Energy Storage

    Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) has big plans for energy storage, but is wary of moving too quickly. The utility is looking for better storage technology and economics before moving too much on deployment. The island state is often considered a test case or laboratory for the integration of renewable energy. With a 100% renewable portfolio standard in Hawaii and a 2045 target date, the state’s main utility is quite focused on what its generation mix is going to be and how it is going to get there. 

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    1. We are moving toward commercial deployment.
    2. We know we need storage, but if we can defer it as much as possible, it is going to be cheaper and better.
    3. Even though rates are high, we have a small customer base.
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