Can Renewables Stabilize and Support the Power Grid? Hawai'i Will Find Out
The traditional energy viewpoint is “no,” but this demo on renewables may prove otherwise.
Hawaiian Electric is working to increase the use of clean energy on the five islands it serves and achieve 100 percent of electricity sales coming from renewable energy by 2045, notes a report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The state milestone of reaching 30 percent in 2020 was exceeded, with Maui County recording a renewable portfolio standard of 50.8 percent.