American Electric Technologies subsidiary M&I Electric has completed delivery and commissioning of a biomass power generation control system project in Kauai, Hawaii.
M&I provided the customized system for the biomass power generation project for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, which has deployed a combination renewable energy strategy of solar, biomass and hydroelectricity to meet its power demand requirements and improve grid stability.
The 7 MW plant just outside Lihue provides 12 percent of Kauai’s power. One of the first plants of its kind in the country, the $90-million project burns wood chips from invasive species and from locally grown trees.
“We are pleased to be able to support this important renewable energy project for Kauai with our biomass power generation control systems,” said Charles Dauber, president and chief executive officer, AETI.
“This project exemplifies our mission of empowering energy and shows progress in our growth strategy of working with traditional and renewable power generation projects around the world,” he said.