About Palehua Wind
Palehua Wind will provide long-term economic benefits, energy security and job opportunities to the state of Hawaii. The project will include 13 turbines capable of generating about 150,000 MWh of energy annually, with the potential to power 25,000 Oahu homes.
The project’s sale of clean wind energy to Hawaiian Electric will help fund restoration work on more than 1,600 acres of land in the Palehua area, drastically reducing the risk of erosion and brushfires in the area. Not only that, the energy generated by this project has the potential to reduce the burning of fuel at area power plants in the future, improving air quality in our community.
25,000 Oahu homes powered annually
Creates fire breaks, improves emergency vehicle access, and reduces risk of fire
1,600 acres of land benefiting from restoration
Offsets 106,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions each year
Creates new jobs
Reduces Hawaii’s reliance on imported oil, which will lower and stabilize energy prices
Prevents Hawaii from needing to burn 105 MILLION barrels of fossil fuels over the life of the project. This equates to $6.3 billion at current oil prices.