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First Wind, an independent wind energy company, has announced the completion of its 69 MW Kawailoa Wind project, located on Kamehameha Schools' Kawailoa Plantation lands on Oahu's North Shore.

Late last year, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission approved a power purchase agreement between First Wind and the Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO), which serves more than 400,000 Hawaii customers. Hawaii state law mandates 70% clean energy for electricity and surface transportation by 2030, with 40% coming from local renewable sources.

“Wind power is an important clean energy resource for Hawaii and one of the keys to breaking our dependence on imported oil,” says Dick Rosenblum, HECO’s president and CEO. “Kawailoa Wind will provide the people of Oahu with clean, locally produced energy for decades to come.”




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