It was big news last winter when Hawaiian Electric Company – HECO, the utility that serves O`ahu – announced that it had reached power purchase agreements (PPAs) with developers of six large-scale solar farms that would, when operational, feed more than 200 megawatts of power into the O`ahu grid.
At the time, Shelee Kimura, a HECO vice president, described the agreements as “a significant step toward transforming the generation portfolio on O`ahu to achieve our aggressive, low-cost clean energy goals.”
Those agreements were in addition to two earlier PPAs with a capacity of around 34 megawatts. All . . .
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