Every Challenge Has a Backstory
Energy surety is a critical feature of high performance computing centers (HPCC)—especially those supporting complex research, development, and testing missions for the U.S. Air Force. New technologies and approaches to delivering sustainable, high quality, and reliable energy supplies are evolving rapidly and prompted the Department of Defense to pursue a demonstration of the latest technologies at the Maui High Performance Computing Center in Hawaii, one of only six HPCCs.
At this research center, the Air Force looked to install advanced energy storage and management (AESM) technologies to demonstrate microgrid concepts and technologies in an operational environment. The project aimed to assist the Air Force in moving toward net zero bases and energy independence, reliability, and security.