Microgrid to Assist US Navy’s Mission-Critical Action in Hawaii
The U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) previous 7 days agreed to lease land on Pacific Missile Selection Facility—Barking Sands (PMRF) on Kauai Island, Hawaii, for the growth of a microgrid that will source regional area electricity and assistance mission-critical foundation actions in the occasion of a power outage.
DON, Command Navy Installations Command, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) signed a lease to create a 19.three-MW solar facility in conjunction with a 70-MWh battery program at PMRF.
KIUC mentioned that, in trade for the use of DON land, KIUC will supply an categorical feeder to connect PMRF to the energy facility, which will permit PMRF to function as a microgrid when needed.
“This project at PMRF will supply strength security and resiliency that is critical to the base and to Kauai, specially the west side,” PMRF Commanding Officer Capt. Vinnie Johnson, said in a assertion. “The strength generated and saved will give a reputable supply of backup electrical power for our missions whilst also contributing to Kauai’s renewable energy portfolio.”