Independent renewable power producer, Innergex Renewable Energy, has signed two 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Hawaiian Electric Company to supply power at a fixed price from two solar and energy storage projects. The projects, Barbers Point and Kahana, will be located on the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu and Maui, respectively. The Barbers Point solar project is a 15 MW facility with 4-hour (60 MWh) of battery energy storage while the Kahana solar project is a 20 MW facility with 4-hour (80 MWh) of battery energy storage.
Both the PPAs are for dispatchable energy, and as part of these, Hawaiian Electric Company will dispatch power as it deems suitable to maintain the grid stability based on the demand and supply in the islands. The projects are proposed to be operational by 2023, with the PPAs subject to approval by the Public Utilities Commission of Hawaii.
Innergex develops, acquires, owns and operates hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, solar farms and energy storage facilities, with its operations spread across Canada, the United States, France and Chile. The company has an aggregate net installed renewable power capacity of 2,742 MW and an energy storage capacity of 150 MWh, with roughly 6,871 MW of capacity under various stages of development.