HAWAII–Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”) and Hawaiian Electric (HECO) have signed power purchase agreements to construct two solar projects on Oahu, Mililani I Solar and Waiawa Solar Power. The power purchase agreements have been submitted to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review.
The Mililani I solar project, located in the Mililani Agricultural Park, is sized at 39 MW-AC and will include four hours (156 MWh) of battery storage. The Waiawa Solar Power project, located in the Waiawa region, is sized at 36 MW-AC and will also include four hours (144 MWh) of battery storage.
“We are proud of our work Clearway is doing with HECO and members of the Oahu community to expand renewable energy options in Oahu,” said Clearway Energy Group CEO Craig Cornelius. “We look forward to working with the PUC, the Consumer Advocate, the local community, and others involved in the projects as we move closer towards a clean energy future for Hawaii together.”
The two projects announced today are in addition to three projects that are currently under construction and will be completed in 2019. Combined, the five projects will generate 185 megawatts of low-cost renewable energy– enough to power 62,000 Oahu homes.
With renewable assets across 28 states, over 500 employees and the capacity to power about 2.7 million homes, Clearway Energy Group is one of the largest clean energy companies in the United States.