Maui Now – Hawaiian Electric awards Maui renewable power project to ʻŪkiu Energy

Ameresco Inc., a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, has been awarded a contract from Hawaiian Electric Co. for the proposed ʻŪkiu Energy 40-megawatt renewable energy site in Puʻunēnē.

Plans for the facility call for building a biofuel-powered generator with six dual-fuel engines. It would offer firm renewable energy, enhance power grid reliability and provide a highly flexible capacity resource. It also would move Hawaiʻi closer to meeting its renewable energy and carbon neutrality goals by 2045.

This facility would also maintain power quality and allow for the additional integration of intermittent renewable resources, according to an announcement.

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