Distributed energy resources developer EnSync Energy announced Tuesday that it has reached the threshold of 20 contracted projects in Hawaii.
The projects’ impact on Hawaii’s energy infrastructure — with the installations both in operation or set to be operational in the next 12 months, will account for over US$20 million in renewable energy electricity sales over the term of the various power purchasing agreements.
Brad Hansen, CEO and president of EnSync Energy, said: "The Hawaiian market has been foundational to our success as we introduced new products, services and business models over the last two years. Installing new hybrid energy storage systems, developing and executing our power purchase agreement business model, demonstrating real-time aggregation of multiple DER installations and recently, shipping our first DER SuperModules are all exciting markers of energy progress. We're proud of our efforts in Hawaii and the 20 projects we closed there."
EnSync Energy developed, engineered, financed and installed numerous DER technologies to deliver electricity-generating projects that meet Hawaii's evolving energy demands, synchronize power sources and build up grid stability via improved visibility and control.
Thanks to its partnership with Hawaiian businesses, EnSync Energy sourced balance-of-systems goods and services with local suppliers and partners.
Dan Nordloh, executive vice president at EnSync Energy, said: "Our goal is always to deliver the highest value, most reliable and cost-effective electricity, and we've been able to achieve this through our integrated DER system technologies – supporting our customers from concept through design, project finance and commissioning. EnSync Energy's technologies are leading the way to providing benefit to all electricity stakeholders in Hawaii — for customers seeking to reduce their electricity spend and achieve resiliency, for the utility to leverage distributed energy resources to improve the grid and for the state's 100% renewable energy plan objectives. Our success in Hawaii is demonstrative of what is possible in creating the electricity grid of the future."
Hawaiian Electric Company, the state’s electric utility, has the largest proportion of renewable and distributed energy out of any other utility in the country. In 2016, 26% of its customer energy demand came from renewable resources.
Charlie Moore, manager of Century West AOAO in Honolulu, said: "EnSync Energy's comprehensive solutions afforded us offerings that were customized to our needs and enabled us to avoid complex and cumbersome processes that we would have experienced with single-product solar developers or battery providers. EnSync Energy has enabled us to reduce operational expenses, which ultimately positions us to bring down costs for our residents."