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What is PEARL?

April 2, 2024

In response to an Air Force Request for Proposal in August 2018 for a Resilient Power Generation and Advanced Energy Storage RTD&E Project, HCATT initiated a design build microgrid demonstration project with the Hawaiʻi Air National Guard (HIANG) at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH) which has since been named the Pacific Energy Assurance and Renewables Laboratory (PEARL). HCATT in collaboration with AFRL, A&E Burns & McDonnell, the National Guard Bureau, Air Force Engineering Center, Hawaiʻi Air National Guard, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, and other key partners will continue to design and demonstrate resilient, reliable, renewable energy power generation and advance energy storage and distribution within the PEARL microgrid.