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The Hawaiian Electric Companies would like to thank the U.S. Department of Energy for
their sponsorship of Wind HUI Initiatives. This report is based upon the work supported
under U.S. Department of Energy Award No. EE0001379. We would like to extend our
appreciation to our project sponsors, Mr. Stanley Calvert (previously with the DOE RSI Wind
Program), Mr. William Parks, Mr. Steve Lindenberg and especially, Mr. Nicholas Johnson,
our Wind HUI project officer. Our efforts also built upon the research efforts of Dr. Marc
Schwartz (retired from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory).
Our vendor partners were instrumental in helping us achieve the success under the Wind
HUI Initiatives. We would like to extend our appreciation to our industry collaborators: Dr.
John Zack, Dr. Deborah Hanley, Dr. Jeffrey Freedman and the AWS Truepower field
deployment team; Dr. Barry Neal, our resident SODAR expert in Hawaii at Atmospheric
Research and Technology; and the Accenture consulting team. Special recognition is
extended to Dr. John Zack at AWS Truepower, whose expertise, patience and guidance kept
the project on track.
The Wind HUI team would like to acknowledge our western utility partners: Dr. Robert
Farber and Mr. Jack Peterson at Southern California Edison, Mr. John Pease at Bonneville
Power Administration, Ms. Elaine Sison-Lebrilla at Sacramento Municipal Utility District and
Mr. Jim Blatchford at the California ISO. Their candid feedback, support and participation in
review of the results of the Hawaii wind forecasting efforts improved the robustness of
modeling and field deployment activities not only for Hawaii but for the mainland utilities.
These western utilities partnerships have truly advanced the utilities' state of knowledge in
application of short term wind forecasting and ramp event forecasting capabilities.
Enhancing utility capabilities and partnerships will enable better management and
integration of renewables onto the nation's grids.
Finally, the work presented represent culminating efforts of a number of key personnel
from across the Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO/MECO/HELCO) who are endeavoring to
make the system more reliable and cost-effective for our customers. Special thanks are
extended to 1) our corporate executive sponsors: Mr. Robert Alm, Mr. Jay Ignacio, Mr.
Edward Reinhardt (retired), Ms. Lynne Unemori, Ms. Sharon Suzuki and Mr. Colton Ching; 2)
utility engineering, planning and operations staff: Mr. Hal Kamigaki, Mr. Chris Reynolds, Mr.
Thomas Aukai, Ms. Laura Rogers, Mr. Robert Kaneshiro and especially Ms. Lisa Dangelmaier;
and 3) to all the utility technicians and field staff supporting this effort. Without their
dedication and ingenuity, these pioneering efforts would not have been successful.
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Nakafuji, Dora; Dangelmaier, Lisa & Reynolds, Chris. Hawaii Utility Integration Initiatives to Enable Wind (Wind HUI) Final Technical Report, report, July 15, 2012; United States. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc835819/m1/3/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.