March 31 – Virtual Public Meeting on Proposed Battery Energy Storage at West Loch Solar in ʻEwa BeachPosted on Mar 17, 2022 in Important Events, Public Meeting
Hawaiian Electric will hold a virtual community meeting on Thursday, March 31, 6:30 p.m., via Microsoft Teams and Facebook Live, to introduce its proposed battery energy storage system that would be located at the existing West Loch Solar facility in ʻEwa Beach.
The 20-megawatt, 80 megawatt-hour BESS would provide clean, renewable replacement capacity to mitigate higher-risk periods of grid reliability following the AES coal plant retirement this fall. The BESS also would support the future retirement of older fossil-fueled units and help integrate more renewable resources.
Interested parties can attend or watch the meeting via Microsoft Teams or Facebook Live:
• Join the virtual meeting at hawaiianelectric.com/westlochbess. Go to Community Outreach, Virtual Community Meeting, and click on “Join the Meeting.” Participants can only register on the meeting day. To join by phone, dial 1-808-913-5536 and enter meeting code 189755192#.
• View the livestream on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiianElectric.
Questions will be taken live during the meeting using the chat feature on Microsoft Teams and the comment section on Facebook. Public comments and questions also will be accepted at [email protected] until April 22, 2022. For more information on the proposed project, visit hawaiianelectric.com/westlochbess.