Ramping Performance Analysis of the Kahuku Wind-Energy Battery Storage System

Research output: NRELManagement


High penetrations of wind power on the electrical grid can introduce technical challenges caused by resource variability. Such variability can have undesirable effects on the frequency, voltage, and transient stability of the grid. Energy storage devices can be an effective tool in reducing variability impacts on the power grid in the form of power smoothing and ramp control. Integrating anenergy storage system with a wind power plant can help smooth the variable power produced from wind. This paper explores the fast-response, megawatt-scale, wind-energy battery storage systems that were recently deployed throughout the Hawaiian islands to support wind and solar projects.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages47
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/MP-5D00-59003


  • battery
  • energy storage
  • generation
  • Hawaii
  • integration
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • NREL
  • variability
  • wind


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