Project Development, Wind Power

21 MW Hawaiian Wind Farm Financed by GE Energy Financial Services

South Point, Hawaii and Stamford, Connecticut [] GE Energy Financial Services is financing the construction and operation by Tawhiri Power LLC of the southern-most wind farm in the U.S. on the island of Hawaii. Powered by strong prevailing trade winds, the 21-megawatt (MW) Pakini Nui Wind Project is at South Point, one of the world’s windiest habitable locations. As a result of this facility, the Big Island’s 300 MW of generating capacity will grow an estimated seven percent, adding increased system reliability and reserves, and reducing the island’s imported fossil fuel dependency by about 160,000 barrels per year. The power purchaser for this project is Hawaii Electric Light Co.