Leyla Raiani
Feb 2, 2012

Honeywell and Hawaiian Electric to use demand response to integrate renewables and reduce fossil fuel dependence

Honeywell today announced a pilot program with Hawaiian Electric Co. in Honolulu to demonstrate how demand response technology can help integrate more intermittent renewable energy to the electric grid. During the two-year pilot, the utility will connect with commercial and industrial customers to temporarily reduce the need for electricity -- critical to maintaining grid reliability as Hawaii reduces fossil fuel dependence. Hawaiian Electric will conduct a test of “fast demand response” (Fast DR) technology, which gives the utility and facilities the tools to reduce demand within 10 minutes.