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Isolated Power Systems Conference – Maui October 2018

Warwick Forster attended the annual Isolated Power Systems Connect to gain an understanding of new approaches to managing small and isolated power systems with the use of renewable generations such as wind and solar combined with energy storage.

Kula Wind Farm – Maui (21MW) 

In addition to the presentations by speakers, there was an informative site visit that visited the Kula wind farm (7 X 3MW Siemens turbines) which uses an 11MW energy storage system to maintain grid stability.

 

 

 

 

 

Tesla Powerpacks

Another interesting site on the tour was the Maui Brewing Company, which is self-sufficient in energy utilising solar, energy storage and biodiesel

Business owner shows us around
Kegs at the Maui Brewing Company

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