NELHA Announces Advanced Microgrid ProjectPosted on Mar 25, 2021 in Main
NELHA has announced that a consortium conceived and coordinated by the Hawaiʻi Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) at University of Hawaiʻi (UH) Manoa consisting of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP), Encored, LG Electronics, Coast Energy Capital Fund, University of Hawaiʻi, Seoul National University, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, and NELHA will be designing and constructing an advanced microgrid at NELHA’s 55″ pump station. The installation will include 500 kW of advanced PV panels and a 750 kWh energy storage system. The system is expected to be operational in 2022. Encored will lead the project in addition to implementing the big data reinforcement learning based prediction and optimization algorithms.