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Hawaiian islands replace coal with 300MW of renewables plus storage

The six projects on O‘ahu and two on Maui are part of the largest renewable energy procurement on Hawaii. If approved and completed, the combined projects are expected to lower electric bills by about $1 a month on O‘ahu and Maui.

The O‘ahu projects are expected to provide generation and storage needed to retire the state’s only coal plant, the 180MW plant at Campbell Industrial Park owned by AES, by September 2022. On Maui, the renewable energy projects would help enable the retirement of the 38MW oil-fired Kahului plant by 2024.

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