Wind power project approved in Hawaii

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on Dec. 14 approved an agreement between First Wind and Hawaiian Electric Co. for the utility to purchase renewable energy produced by the proposed 69 MW Kawailoa Wind project on Oahu’s North Shore.

Under the contract, Kawailoa Wind Power, a subsidiary of Massachusetts-based First Wind, will sell as-available renewable energy to Hawaiian Electric at pre-determined prices over 20 years.

The Kawailoa Wind project will use 30 Siemens (NYSE: SI) SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines, each able to generate up to 2.3 MW.

The project is scheduled to begin construction in December 2011 and is expected to be operating by the end of 2012.

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