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File photo of Kaheawa Wind Farm at Maalaea on Maui. By Wendy Osher.
Wind Farm Electric Savings as Invisible as the Wind
March 6th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Arts & Entertainment
 

“Don’t kid a kidder, my friend. Have you seen my electric bill? If there were windmills on this island I would know about it.”


Auwahi Wind Farm groundbreaking, photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Auwahi Wind Farm Groundbreaking at Ulupalakua
April 27th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui News
 

Officials with Sempra US Gas & Power say construction will create about 150 construction jobs, with five positions to remain in place for the operation of the facility.


Maui's first windfarm project, the Kaheawa Windfarm, is located in Maalaea.  The Ulupalakua project is designed to capture wind resources on the other side of Maui's isthmus along the Slopes of Haleakala. Other wind projects that have been discussed for Lana'i have been met with controversy over potential transport of wind energy off-island. Aerial photography by Wendy Osher.
Public Hearing Wednesday on Auwahi Conservation Plan
August 30th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 31 on a draft habitat conservation plan for the proposed Auwahi windfarm. The hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, multipurpose room in Pukalani. The habitat conservation plan outlines measures […]


Auwahi Wind Project map, courtesy State DOH.
Comments Accepted on Auwahi Wind Incidental Take Application
July 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

The comment period is open for the public to provide input on Auwahi Wind Energy’s application for an Incidental Take License.


50,000th NATIVE SEEDLING TO BE OUTPLANTED AT AUWAHI TO HONOR KUMU RENE SYLVA
50,000th NATIVE SEEDLING TO BE OUTPLANTED AT AUWAHI TO HONOR KUMU RENE SYLVA
January 23rd, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

A 50,000th Native seedling will be out-planted this weekend at the Auwahi forest on Maui’s `Ulupalakua Ranch.  The Maui Restoration Group and Leeward Haleakalā Watershed Restoration Partnership are conducting the ceremonial planting to honor the recent passing of famed Maui conservationist and Kumu Rene Sylva.  Since initiating the vision of reforestation nine-years ago, more than […]