Hawaii’s Biggest Wind Farm Set To Break Ground

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 3:23 PM EST) -- Hawaii's largest wind farm cleared the state's public utility commission on Tuesday, paving the way for the 69-megawatt project to break ground this month on the island of Oahu, according to the Hawaiian Electric Company, which will buy the electricity.

The Kawailoa Wind onshore project is a partnership of HECO, Hawaii's biggest utility, and First Wind, a Massachusetts-based renewable energy developer. Under the 20-year contract, HECO will buy energy for rates starting at $205 per megawatt hour in 2012 and increasing to $273 by 2032, according...
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