An important component of this wind project is the 11-MW grid battery system. Energy from the battery system helps to regulate and sustain power to Maui Electric Company’s grid during variable wind conditions. The battery storage component of this project includes state-of-the-art monitoring and safety controls that ensure reliable operation for the life of the project. The wind power from Auwahi Wind has been sold to Maui Electric Company under a 20-year contract.

Lithium-ion Battery