Palehua Wind is a wind energy project in the Palehua area of West Oahu. It seeks to harness the power of the wind and convert it into clean, sustainable energy.

 
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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.

 
 
 

Project Benefits

 
 
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25,000 Oahu homes powered annually

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Creates fire breaks, improves emergency vehicle access, and reduces risk of fire

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1,600 acres of land benefiting from restoration

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Offsets 106,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions each year

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Creates new jobs

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Reduces Hawaii’s reliance on imported oil, which will lower and stabilize energy prices

25,000 homes powered annually

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.

 
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Did You Know?

 

77.2%

Percentage of respondents with a positive attitude toward Palehua Wind.
Honolulu Star-Advertiser poll, 2018

 

74%

Percentage of Oahu residents who support large renewable projects such as solar and wind turbines or geothermal.
University of Hawaii Public Policy Center, 2017

 
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