BP, Sempra starts commercial operation Auwahi Wind facility

BP, Sempra starts commercial operation of Auwahi Wind facility

10:00 AM, 2nd January 2013
BP, Sempra starts commercial operation of Auwahi Wind facility

LONDON, UK: Sempra US Gas & Power and BP Wind Energy announced the full commercial operation of the 21 megawatt (MW) Auwahi Wind facility. The power project includes eight new wind turbines on the southeast ridge of Maui’s Haleakala volcano. The power from Auwahi Wind has been sold to Maui Electric Company (MECO) under a 20-year contract. The turbines will generate enough clean electricity to power about 10,000 typical Maui homes.

“Today marks an important step for the state of Hawaii as it increases its energy independence. Wind power is a key component of delivering a diverse and adequate energy supply and BP is proud to have partnered with Sempra US Gas & Power to make the Auwahi Wind Farm project a reality,” said John Graham, President and CEO, BP Wind Energy.

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