OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMDD_0004OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAkwp

The Challenges

The Kaheawa Wind Power Phase II (KWP II) project is located on the island of Maui above the town of Maalaea in the West Maui Mountains.  The project was developed by Kaheawa Wind Power II LLC, a division of First Wind Energy and consists of fourteen 1.5 megawatt turbines located below phase one adding an additional 21 megawatts for a total installed capacity of 51 megawatts.

The project features a state-of-the-art battery storage system developed by Xtreme Power.  Its Dynamic Power Resource is a utility‐scale battery system that maximizes wind energy efficiency and helps maintain reliable service for the power utility customers. As part of Kaheawa Wind Phase I, First Wind implemented the first-ever Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) for a utility-scale wind project.  In addition to the project’s Environmental Impact Statement, the HCP was developed to ensure a long-term net conservation benefit is provided for three state and federally listed threatened and endangered bird species and the endangered Hawaiian hoary bat.

PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK

  • Spread-footer foundations
  • Access roads, crane pads and walks, and laydown yards
  • 34.5kV/69kV substation
  • Interconnect to 69 kV MECO transmission line
  • 3-phase 34.5 kV electrical collection system
  • SCADA system
  • Turbine erection and tower wiring
  • FAA lighting
  • Operations and maintenance building remodel
  • Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)
  • FAA lighting and meteorological tower
  • Storm water management design

CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

PROJECT DETAILS

Categories:
Client: First Wind
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Megawatts: 21

Connect

CONTACT

2647 Waterfront Parkway E. Dr. Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46214

(800) 355-9401

info@iea.net

Mon – Fri: 8:00 – 5:00

Ready to power forward your next project?

Project Description

Client:First Wind
Location:Maui, Hawaii
Megawatts:21