EnSync signs PPA for Hawaiian solar + storage program aimed at upcoming HECO grid services revenues

Written By: Stratton Report
April 13, 2017

On April 13, EnSync, Inc. a developer of DER systems and internet of energy control platforms announced that it has entered into a PPA with a Hawaii-based food processing company.

According to EnSync, the DER system will triple the food processor’s solar capacity while adding storage to participate in HECO’s upcoming grid services programs, receiving revenue for operating energy storage in a manner that concurrently supports the grid. When needed, the energy stored in the batteries will help maintain the company’s critical operations, such as processing and refrigeration at full operation for several hours. 

EnSync stressed that when the project is complete the company will have more than 600-kWs of PV onsite and 850-kWhs of hybrid energy storage to provide for both power and energy requirements.  The power controls and energy storage will reside in two 20′ containers that can quickly be placed and connected at the site.

Brad Hansen, CEO of EnSync Energy observed:

We’re looking forward to helping a company with such deep Hawaiian roots and commitment to sustainability goals further enhance their operations with electricity cost management and renewable energy resilience. This opportunity, developed by EnSync’s project development subsidiary Holu Energy in Honolulu, will meet the processor’s desire for uninterruptible power and long term energy resilience, ensuring reliable operation of their refrigeration assets, as well as other critical operations at the food processing and distribution facility.EnSync signs PPA for Hawaiian solar + storage program aimed at upcoming HECO grid services revenues