The Swell Energy- Virtual Power Plant-Battery Energy Storage Systems is an 80,000kW energy storage project located in Hawaii, US. The rated storage capacity of the project is 100,000kWh.

The project was announced in 2021.

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The Swell Energy- Virtual Power Plant-Battery Energy Storage Systems is being developed by Swell Energy.

The key applications of the project are high-frequency response and ancillary services.

Contractors involved

Swell Energy is the developer. Tesla is the technology provider for the project.

Additional information

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved Swell Energy’s $25 million contract with Hawaiian Electric to deliver grid services through an aggregated “virtual power plant” (VPP) on three islands. The California-based energy and smart grid solutions provider will deploy behind-the-meter solar-powered home batteries to roughly 6,000 residential customers to create a VPP on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii islands.

About Swell Energy

Swell Energy LLC is a residential energy storage developer and aggregator. The distributed energy and grid solutions provider is accelerating the mass-adoption of residential and commercial clean energy technologies. It is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, United States.


All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.