Reuters: Oddly Enough

 

maui island clean energy

Hawaii is a clean energy leader, and it is now looking to more efficiently use that clean energy with the development of a world-leading smart grid demonstration project on Maui Island, Hawaii.

The project, a project of the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), is based on the Japan-U.S. Clean Energy Technologies Action Plan.

Specific objectives of the project include: “to establish a system model for the integration of clean energy and to verify cutting-edge technologies in a smart grid system on Maui where a high percentage of renewable energy is already in place” and to contribute to “standardization of a low-carbon social infrastructure system deployment to other islands and semitropical regions all over the world.”

And specific targets are as follows:

  1. “Advanced load shift” for maximum utilization of renewable energy
  2. “Direct control” of home electric appliances and PV generation output control by smart PCS to withstand rapid changes in power supply and demand
  3. “EV/PHEV management system” coordinated with the grid management system for the impact of EV/PHEV high penetration
  4. “Cyber security” to improve safe operation of the system
  5. “Autonomous control architecture” for system scalability and highly responsive energy control
  6. Evolution of community and infrastructure based on the integrated control system of EV/PHEV management system and the grid management system using the latest information and communication and control technology to improve quality of life
  7. Evaluation of the efficiency of demonstration systems developed for the Project. Establish business models and assessment tools for remote island social infrastructure systems based on the project results

The project is supposed to be finished in March 2014, and contractors selected for the project include: Hitachi, Ltd., Cyber Defence Institute, Inc. (“Cyber Defence Institute”), and Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd. (“Mizuho Corporate Bank”).

Interesting project.

Wind turbines on Maui Island by peachygreen

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