March 31 – Virtual Public Meeting on Proposed Battery Energy Storage at West Loch Solar in ʻEwa Beach

Posted 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 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: 

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