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August 28, 2021

Kaheawa Wind (KWP II) Battery Park – BESS, US

By Carmen

The Kaheawa Wind (KWP II) Battery Park – BESS is a 10,000kW energy storage project located in Maalaea, Hawaii, US.

The electro-chemical battery energy storage project uses lithium-ion as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2012.


The Kaheawa Wind (KWP II) Battery Park – BESS was developed by First Wind Energy. The project is owned by First Wind Energy (100%).

The key applications of the project are electric supply reserve capacity – spinning, frequency regulation, ramping, renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

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First Wind Energy and Samsung SDI have delivered the battery energy storage project.

Additional information

The commissioning year of project is 2012. In 2018, Younicos has signed an agreement with TerraForm Power to upgrade Kaheawa Wind battery energy storage system. The agreement calls for Younicos to replace existing lead-acid batteries with advanced Samsung SDI lithium-ion batteries, which will be managed by Y.Q, Younicos’s proprietary control software.


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