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Hawaii PUC Approves Swell Energy's Grid Services Contract with Hawaiian Electric; Swell Energy is partnering with local developers to deploy solar+storage assets on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii islands and generate savings for solar customers

Jan 18, 2021 - Business Wire

Swell Energy, Inc. today announced that the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved its $25 million contract with Hawaiian Electric for the delivery of various grid services through an aggregated "virtual power plant" (VPP) on three islands. Swell Energy, a California-based energy and smart grid solutions provider, will deploy behind-the-meter solar-powered home batteries to approximately 6,000 residential customers to create a comprehensive VPP on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii islands.

Swell's VPPs are based on an aggregated network of distributed energy resources that provide a variety of benefits to utilities and their customers. This large-scale commercial VPP in Hawaii represents an important advance in battery technology and capabil...