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NREL and Hawaiian Electric Navigate Uncharted Waters of Energy Transformation

NREL and Hawaiian Electric Navigate Uncharted Waters of Energy Transformation (Part 2) April 24, 2018 NREL is helping Hawaiian Electric model the potential grid impact of adding customer-side storage to rooftop solar systems—a scenario that could soon become the norm as storage system costs continue to drop—along with the capacity of Hawaii's grids to absorb additional mid-day PV power. Photo by Ken Kelly, NREL As you read in Part 1 of this story, NREL helped the Hawaiian Electric Companies respond to new stability challenges associated with the rapid addition of solar power and other renewables to Hawaii's six isolated island grids. Now, the utility is working proactively to modernize those grids. Hawaiian Electric senior vice president of planning and technology Colton Ching says, "We're finally to a point where we're able to look over the horizon, to break through the n...

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