Update: The Hawaii PUC approved these PPAs on March 28, 2019.
Clearway Energy Group and Hawaiian Electric Company have signed power purchase agreements to construct two solar projects on Oahu: Mililani I Solar and Waiawa Solar Power. The power purchase agreements have been submitted to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review.
The Mililani I Solar project, located in the Mililani Agricultural Park, is sized at 39 MW and will include battery storage capability. The Waiawa Solar Power project, located in the Waiawa region, is sized at 36 MW and will also include battery storage capability.
“We are proud of the work Clearway is doing with Hawaiian Electric and all of our partners in Hawaii to expand renewable energy in the state,” said Clearway Energy Group CEO Craig Cornelius. “Hawaii is already a leader nationally in renewable development, and we’d like to thank Hawaiian Electric, Governor Ige, the Legislature, and the PUC for their leadership and vision in setting the state on a course to be 100% powered by renewables by 2045.”
The two solar projects announced today are in addition to three Clearway solar projects that are currently under construction and will be completed in 2019. Combined, the five projects will generate 185 megawatts of low-cost renewable energy—enough to power approximately 62,000 Oahu homes each year.
News item from Clearway Energy Group