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

Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard

A new study analyzes the potential benefits of state renewable energy mandates, as well as recommends what such policies should include.


Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End

Nevada's senior senator provides some encouragement to wind industry advocates during his annual Clean Energy Summit.


Steadily, Wind Turbine OEMs Resume R&D Investment

An increased commitment to research and development will likely lead to wind energy innovation - not to mention a likely increase in patent-protected technology.


Quebec Government Postpones Wind Power RFP; No New Date Scheduled

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of an overall 800 MW wind power tranche that will serve as a bridge to the next phase in the province's energy future.


Setting The Record Straight: How Many Birds Do Wind Turbines Really Kill?

Several peer-reviewed studies are more or less in agreement with avian mortality rates caused by wind turbines. However, one study, which is wildly off from the others, is most often cited in the media. Why?

Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984
Future Energy_id2008
UnitedEquip_id1995