$500,000 to aid Hawaii’s renewable energy efforts
The state has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for clean energy projects, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism announced yesterday.
"These grant projects will help study ways to modernize our electrical grids," agency Director Ted Liu said in a news release. "This will be the first step in our renewable energy program for supplying Oahu with electrical energy from other islands."
Projects are to focus on four clean energy technology areas:
» Deploying undersea transmission lines to deliver wind and solar energy.
» Upgrading and expanding Oahu's transmission and distribution system to enhance reliability and stability.
» Evaluating the integration of electric vehicle storage into the electrical grid.
» Deploying a suite of energy storage systems to study both grid stability issues and bulk power issues raised by new technology.