A 28-megawatt (MW) wind energy generation facility project.
The Na Pua Makani wind project is a 28 MW wind energy project to be located on the north shore of Oahu near the Kahuku community. The project is expected to start commercial operation in 2020 and was developed by affiliates of Champlin Windpower, LLC
The Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative and Renewable Portfolio Standard requires Hawaii to generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2045. 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 8 state-of-the-art wind turbines, with a generation capacity in excess of three megawatts per turbine. The project is planned to begin commercial operations in 2020. When operational, it will become the lowest-cost wind energy project in the history of the state.