in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Boston-based wind energy developer First Wind has announced that the construction of its 69 MW Kawailoa Wind project - Hawaii's largest wind farm - has been completed and that it has entered commercial operation.

Located on Kamehameha Schools' Kawailoa Plantation lands on Oahu's north shore, the project utilizes 30 Siemens wind turbines installed by RMT Inc. The wind farm will generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of approximately 14,500 homes on the island and, at full output, has the potential to meet as much as 10% of Oahu's annual electricity demand, according to First Wind.

The Kawailoa project has a power purchase agreement with Hawaiian Electric Co. It is First Wind's second project on Oahu and its fourth in the Hawaiian islands.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Despite 2013 Challenges, U.S. Wind Power Reaches All-Time Low Price

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy details the highs and lows of the country's wind industry last year, and the agency maintains that the U.S. sector remains strong.


Mexico On Pace To Set New Renewables Investment Record

A new report says the country has spent $1.3 billion on clean energy in the first half of 2014 and could end up seeing a record year. Furthermore, wind power is slated for significant growth in the region.


IRS Issues More PTC Guidance, Easing Some Wind Industry Concerns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) addresses how much work is needed on a wind farm to satisfy production tax credit (PTC) eligibility.


Embryonic No More: U.S. Offshore Wind Industry Gaining Momentum

After a decade of fits and starts, the industry is moving closer to installing the first generation of wind projects off the country's shores.


AWEA: U.S. Installs 853 MW Of Wind In First Half Of 2014

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reveals the U.S. industry's progress thus far this year and underscores the importance of policy certainty.

Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934
Tower Conference_id1965