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Nā Pua Makani Essential Information

  • Pollution free source of energy within Hawai‘i that displaces fossil fuels that contribute to global warming
  • Provides short and long-term job opportunities
  • Reduces O‘ahu’s oil consumption
  • Reduces Hawai‘i reliance on expensive imported oil

AES has provided low-cost energy to Hawaiʻi for more than 25 years, serving as a partner with Hawaiian Electric to provide the energy and infrastructure solutions Hawai‘i needs. AES is currently involved in several renewable energy projects across the state including solar and battery storage projects on Kauaʻi, Maui and Hawaiʻi Island.


  • 4.1 AC (5.5 DC) MW Solar Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Projects, 7 sites, in operation
  • 12.5 AC (17.5 DC) MW Solar + 50 MWh Battery Storage, Oʻahu West, in development


  • 20.0 AC (28 DC) MW Solar + 100 MWh Battery Storage, in operation
  • 19.3 DC (14 AC) MW + 70 MWh Battery Storage, in construction


  • 60.0 AC (89.9 DC) MW Solar + 240 MWh Battery Storage, in development

Hawaiʻi Island

  • 30.0 AC (45 DC) MW Solar + 120 MWh Battery Storage, in development

AES Hawai‘i has worked closely with all stakeholders including local government, agencies and specialists to ensure protection of indigenous wildlife, and maintain the quality of life enjoyed by the community.

AES is deeply committed to being good neighbors to the North Shore community.

  • A one-time contribution of $2.5 million, plus up to $1.5 million in additional matching funds toward a longstanding community need after commercial operations begin
  • Up to a total of $210,000 for North Shore schools and nonprofits ahead of the project’s commercial operation with more than $60,000 given to date
  • $80,000 annual contribution to the North Shore Hometown Opportunities, Inc., upon the commercial operation of Nā Pua Makani
  • $20,000 annual contribution to the Lā‘ie Community Association upon the commercial operation of Nā Pua Makani