28 Jul '17, 3pm

Hawaiian Electric Approved To Buy Solar From Three NRG Projects

Hawaiian Electric Approved To Buy Solar From Three NRG Projects

Hawaiian Electric Co.’s application to buy renewable energy from three new solar facilities to be built and operated by NRG Energy Inc. has been approve d by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. The projects, located on Oahu and expected to be in service no later than the end of 2019, include the following: The 49 MW Kawailoa Solar project on Kamehameha Schools-owned land near Waialua will be the state’s largest solar facility. It will be adjacent to the 69 MW Kawailoa wind farm that has provided up to 10% of Oahu electricity needs since 2012. The facility will provide electricity equivalent to that used by 8,000 homes; The 45.9 MW Waipio Solar project near Waiawa will provide electricity equal to that used by 7,500 homes; and The 14.7 MW Lanikuhana Solar project near Mililani will provide electricity equal to use by 2,400 homes. On average, the electricity will be pric...

Full article: http://solarindustrymag.com/hawaiian-electric-gets-ok-buy...

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