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Energy Project Supports Hawaii’s Clean Energy, Resilience Goals

February 21, 2024

In Maui, Hawaiian Electric is planning a 40-megawatt (MW) renewable energy site to add critical grid reliability to Hawaii and move the island closer to its clean energy goals. Dubbed ‘Ūkiu Energy, the innovative facility will support the state’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable electricity and carbon neutrality by 2045.

The facility will be built by Massachusetts-based Ameresco, Inc. and include a biofuel-powered generator with six dual-fuel engines. It will offer firm renewable energy and provide a highly flexible capacity resource. The facility will also maintain power quality, enhance grid reliability, and allow for the additional integration of intermittent renewable resources.

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