Multiple Renewables Integration for Pacific Missile Range Facility
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Client: NAVFAC Hawaii
Location: Pacific Missile Range Facility

NAVFAC Hawaii requested a study of power flow at Pacific Missile Test Range to submit a DD1391 for funding in fiscal year 2016. The purpose of the study was to determine how to integrate multiple new renewable generation sources into the existing Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) electrical distribution system and shift power between PMRF grids without wheeling or back feed into the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC).  The government wanted to assess the performance of the consolidated distribution system with the renewable sources and to ensure that the energy generated would not back feed to the KIUC system. POWER conducted a power flow study and created a PTW model for the consolidation of all system components and areas.

POWER reviewed the existing data on the current system and KIUC load data that was collected from  SCADA data at the Mana Substation and averaged the data over a 12-month period. The studies confirmed that the renewable energy generated at PMRF would not back feed to KIUC’s system. POWER also made recommendations for equipment that will need to be added to the consolidated electrical distribution system to support future growth.