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Hawaiian Electric is Testing Flywheels as an Energy Storage Option

Amber Kinetics, the flywheel energy storage startup, has landed a project with Hawaiian Electric, a utility that’s looking for all kinds of distributed energy resources to make solar and wind an integral part of its grid. It’s the first project outside of California for the Union City, Calif.-based company, albeit a small one -- a single Gen2 Model 25 steel flywheel system at the Campbell generating station, one of the two big power plants that keep Oahu’s grid energized.
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