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#Maui's Second Wind Farm Using Xtreme Power utility scale battery with renewable #wind energy

The island of Maui has some of the most expensive electricity in the U.S. To reduce dependence upon fossil fueled generators for energy production, Maui Electric Company (MECO), the local utility has embarked on an alternative energy program that maximizes the exploitation of the prevailing winds on the island. Renewable energy developer First Wind installed the Kaheawa Wind Power II to be commissioned in mid-June. It will add an additional 21 megawatts of wind farm electricity production capacity integrated with a 10 MW energy storage solution provided by Xtreme Power. The wind may or may not blow, but maximizing the wind energy delivered while maintaining grid stability requires sophisticated technology that will be met by Xtreme Power's Dynamic Power Resource (DPR) - an integrated power management and energy storage solution that utilizes Xtreme Power's intelligent cont...

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