PEARL will advance the state’s 100% renewable energy vision, set in 2015. To reach this goal by 2045, Hawaii has made moves to increase energy self-sufficiency and security by developing and utilizing local energy resources in a balanced way.
PEARL will be a prototype for diversifying the state’s energy portfolio; connecting and modernizing Hawaii’s grids; balancing technical, economic, environmental and cultural considerations; serving as a catalyst for energy innovation and test bed investments; and creating an efficient marketplace that benefits producers and consumers.
Through the use of a design-build delivery method, this project will experience a more streamlined process, as several additional steps needed in other traditional delivery methods can be avoided. Design-build allows for a more efficient timeline for project completion, and can provide significant cost savings by leveraging existing vendor and contractor relationships.
By managing each step of the project from design to procurement and through construction, our team has a hand in the entire project journey, providing a better project experience for the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies and the 154th Wing.
Additionally, our team can oversee that the highly technical and innovative aspects of the project are integrated more effectively.
Once complete, PEARL’s technical capabilities will include solar PV integration, battery energy storage and the ability to restore power instantaneously.
Hawaii’s embrace of clean energy is rooted in a commitment to end its historical dependence on fossil fuels. PEARL will be a catalyst that moves the state closer to a clean energy future, supporting both Hawaii’s renewable energy goals and the national defense mission of JBPHH.