- Published: 10 March 2010 10 March 2010
Xtreme Power has announced a collaboration with wind energy company First Wind to deploy its energy storage and management technology at First Wind’s Kaheawa Wind Project (KWP) and proposed Kahuka Wind Project.
Located on Maui, the 30MW Kaheawa Wind project consists of 20 GE wind turbine generators, supported by a 1.5 MW Xtreme Power energy storage and power management system. Utilizing this utility-scale storage system allows First Wind to deliver power within strict ramping criteria and store the energy generated during curtailment periods, when demand is low, for later use during peak periods. First Wind also intends to incorporate a 15 MVA, 10 MW/hour energy storage system from Xtreme Power in the Kahuku Wind project. The energy storage and power management system will enable the project to provide as much as 10MW of power for at least an hour during periods of low wind speeds. The project is in its final permitting stages.