AES is a leader in renewable energy.
AES has proudly served the people of Hawai‘i since 1991. Its renewable energy projects on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Kaua‘i and O‘ahu produce and store for future use more than 170 MW to power homes. These projects are helping Hawai‘i achieve its bold goal to power the state with 100% renewable energy by 2045.
Nā Pua Makani is a wind energy project with 8 wind turbines near the town of Kahuku on Oʻahu’s North Shore.
Nā Pua Makani was first proposed in 2008 by the original developer West Wind Works and was first presented to the community in 2013 by Champlin Hawaiʻi Wind Holdings. Twenty public meetings were held for the North Shore community by former owners beginning in 2013.
Initially, Nā Pua Makani was planned to include 13-15 smaller turbines. Based on public input, Nā Pua Makani increased the height of the turbines and reduced the number of turbines to 8, while still meeting the power requirements that must be generated per the purchase power agreement with Hawaiian Electric.
The height of the wind turbines are about 568 feet from the base to the tip of the rotors. Nā Pua Makani is in compliance with all county setback requirements.
To give you a realistic preview of what Nā Pua Makani will look like, please click the below video for a visual simulation.
As Nā Pua Makani is currently an active construction site, at this time we are not permitting any visitors on site.
We thank you in advance for respecting this rule so we may continue ensuring the safety of all our personnel and the general public.