April 7, 2011
Sempra Generation Contracts to Supply 21 MW of Wind Power to Maui Electric
Sempra Generation, a subsidiary of BCSE Board Member Sempra Energy, announced that it has entered into a 20-year contract to sell 21 megawatts (MW) of wind energy to Maui Electric Company from the Auwahi Wind project on the Ulupalakua Ranch in the southeastern region of Maui.
Construction on Auwahi Wind is expected to begin in early 2012, creating approximately 150 local construction jobs at peak and about five positions to operate the facility. The project is currently undergoing an extensive environmental review by Maui County, and state and federal agencies.
When fully operational in late 2012, Auwahi Wind will be capable of generating clean electricity equivalent to the amount used by 10,000 typical Maui homes. This new source of locally-produced wind energy will help Hawaii reach its clean energy goal of 40 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
Read more about the agreement here on the Sempra Energy news page.