The Power of Wind
Kaheawa Wind Farm 1 & 2
Kaheawa Wind Farms 1 and 2 (KWP1, KWP11) are located high on the West Maui Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Maalaea Power Plant. Makani Nui Associates, LLC worked in partnership with First Wind Energy on all of these wind projects. The combination of the two sites includes (34) GE 1.5 Megawatt wind turbines and began operation in June 2006.
KWP11 utilizes a state of the art 10 MW/20MWh battery storage system that supports Maui Electrics Company’s (MECO) performance standards. Power produced by both projects avoids more than an estimated 126,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually, and reduces oil consumption by an estimated 333,000 barrels of oil annually on Maui.