Kaheawa Wind

Kaheawa Wind is a 51 MW wind farm located on the island of Maui in Hawai’i.

34

Turbines

51

MW Capacity

June 22, 2006 & July 5, 2012

Completion Date

Maui, HI

Location

19,000

Homes Powered

100,000 Tons

CO2 Offset

Kaheawa Wind is a two-phase, 51 MW wind project nestled on a ridgeline of the West Maui Mountains overlooking Maui’s scenic shores. The combined project supports the goals of the Hawai’i Clean Energy Initiative, which aims to supply at least 70% of Hawai’i’s power from clean energy sources by 2030.

Isolated in the middle of a vast ocean, Hawai`i’s residents understand the value of self-reliance and the importance of preserving their unique environment. The relatively consistent trade winds blowing through the islands make Hawai`i an excellent candidate for wind power. Kaheawa Wind is harnessing Maui’s sustainable wind resource as an alternative to importing and burning oil for electricity.

The Kaheawa Wind project is unique because it was the first wind project in the United States with a detailed Habitat Conservation Plan. First Wind is a firm believer that an environmentally-friendly power source should be built in an environmentally-friendly way, and utilized the Plan to outline our environmental commitments to sensitive wildlife and habitat.

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