Wind power project to be supplied with A123 battery system

A123 Systems (Nasdaq: AONE), a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate lithium ion batteries and systems, said it will supply an 11 MW grid battery system (GBS) to Sempra Generation for the 21 MW Auwahi Wind project in Hawaii. A123 said the energy storage solution is designed to smooth variable wind power generation, which is expected to help maintain the stability to Maui's electric grid.

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved a 20-year contract for Maui Electric Co. to purchase the electricity produced at Auwahi.

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