A 27-megawatt (MW) wind energy generation facility project.
Champlin Hawaii Wind Holdings, LLC is planning to develop a 27-megawatt wind energy generation facility project, Na Pua Makani, near the community of Kahuku on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
As the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative outlines in its plan to achieve 70 percent clean energy by 2030, Hawaii must harness the indigenous, sustainable sources of energy we have been blessed with, including the sun, wind, ocean, geothermal, climate and growing season. To free our island from costly and dirty fossil fuels, we need a diversified portfolio of clean energy sources, and the robust trade winds on the North Shore of Oahu provide the best option available for clean, low-cost wind energy project.
The project will include the installation of up to 9 state-of-the-art wind turbines, with a generation capacity of approximately three megawatts per turbine. The project is planed to begin commercial operations by the end of 2017. When operational, it will become the lowest-cost wind energy project in the history of the state.
Supporting infrastructure for the proposed project includes required on-site access roads, overhead and underground transmission and collector line, an operations and maintenance building, and an on-site substation.