AES Selected for EEI’s 2019 Edison Award for Launching the World’s Largest Solar PV Peaker Plant

The Edison Award represents the electric power industry’s most
prestigious honor
and recognizes companies for their leadership,
innovation and progress

AES Corporation
(NYSE: AES) announced it has been selected for the
Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) 2019 Edison Award, the electric power
industry’s most prestigious honor. A panel of former energy company
chief executives selected AES for the 91st annual award for
introducing the world’s largest solar and storage system in operation on
the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i.

In December 2018, AES and Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC)
completed the Lāwa’i solar and energy storage project, creating a new
model for stabilizing large-scale renewable energy. Owned and operated
by AES Distributed Energy, the project was designed with KIUC and
consists of 28 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and a 100 MWh five-hour
duration energy storage system. The PV peaker will also deliver roughly
11 percent of Kaua’i’s power, making the island more than 50 percent
powered by renewables and helping Hawaii meet its goal of reaching 100
percent renewable energy by 2045.

“The Lāwa’i project that we designed together with KIUC will help Kaua’i
realize its vision of a green energy future by reducing its reliance on
fossil fuels and generating clean, reliable and affordable energy,” said Andrés
, AES President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored
to receive the prestigious 2019 Edison Award from EEI for an innovation
that will serve as a model for future large-scale renewable energy
projects by proving that solar + storage can provide around the clock
load following renewable power.”

By combining solar power with battery-based energy storage, intermittent
renewable generation can be converted into safe, reliable and
high-quality power. The fully integrated Lāwa’i project will eliminate
the use of 3.7 million gallons of diesel annually, while supporting
three vital scenarios in power distribution – it allows for solar
generation to supply the grid while charging the battery system,
dispatches power stored in the battery system to the grid during peak
demand periods and can dispatch solar and battery power simultaneously
to answer spikes in demand.

“Declining costs of solar, coupled with model projects such as this one,
are making renewable energy solutions a reality in the United States and
across the world,” said EEI President Tom Kuhn. “Despite the challenges
Kaua’i faced, the PV peaker plant designed by AES with KIUC helped
establish the island as a leader in the clean energy transition and as a
case study for the successful integration of renewables.”

The Edison Award honors distinguished leadership, innovation and
contribution to the advancement of the electric industry for the benefit
of all. These accomplishments may include (but need not be limited to)
any or all the following areas: engineering, construction, operations,
communications, customer service, environment, finances, and strategy.
This is AES’ first US Edison Award and sixth Edison Award overall, and
is a testament to the work AES people are doing to collaborate with
customers, and create innovative and sustainable energy solutions.

About AES

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global power company.
We provide affordable, sustainable energy to 15 countries through our
diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and
renewable generation facilities. Our workforce is committed to
operational excellence and meeting the world’s changing power needs. Our
2018 revenues were $11 billion, and we own and manage $33 billion in
total assets. To learn more, please visit
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