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$140M Solar Storage Plant Comes Online Just in Time for Transition Away from Coal
August 12, 2022

Fellows mentioned in this story: Shelee Kimura, Cohort V

From Hawai‘i News Now:

O‘ahu’s first utility-scale solar storage plant was officially dedicated to Hawaiian Electric’s grid Thursday.

Clearway Energy Group’s completed $140 million project comes just as HECO announced a price increase because of Hawai‘i’s transition away from coal.

“Because of how that formula works, and where oil prices are, it really increased the rates for customers while we’re moving off of coal,” said Shelee Kimura, Hawaiian Electric president and CEO.

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