30 wind turbines ordered for Oahu-based Kawailoa
First Wind, an independent wind energy company,
announced that its subsidiary, Kawailoa Wind LLC, has finalized
an agreement with Siemens to purchase 30 SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines
for the company’s proposed 69 MW Kawailoa Wind project.
The proposed 69 MW Kawailoa Wind project will be located on the
Kawailoa Plantation lands above Haleiwa on the North Shore of
Oahu. The project is designed to provide a source of clean, renewable
energy to approximately 14,500 Oahu homes, and The project began
construction in late 2011.
First Wind’s Hawaii project, Kawailoa Wind will feature a comprehensive
Habitat Conservation Plan to provide a “net benefit” to the native
species that may be impacted by the project.
First Wind has developed and currently operates wind energy projects
in the Northeast, the West and in Hawaii, with a total installed
capacity of 695 megawatts and another 181 megawatts in construction.