HawaiianElectric Co. Inc. is partnering with Amber Kinetics for a jointenergy storage pilot project using a flywheel system.
Amber Kinetics will build and install a steel flywheelsystem at the CampbellIndustrial Park generating station in Oahu, while Hawaiian Electricwill monitor its operations. The project is jointly funded by Hawaiian Electricand Energy Excelerator.
The multi-hour energy storage system can support unlimitedcycling with zero capacity loss over a 20-year-plus service life and is readilydeployed outdoors, according to an Oct. 3 company release.
"We are collaborating with a variety of partners totest a range of energy storage technologies and we are very excited to workwith Amber Kinetics to evaluate this very promising flywheel energy storagesystem," said Shelee Kimura, Hawaiian Electric vice president forcorporate planning and business development.
Recently, the Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. subsidiary a 1-MW battery energystorage system at the same generating station in collaboration with the HawaiiNatural Energy Institute at the University of Hawaii.