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Major Offshore Wind Energy Project Planned for Hawaii

Hawaii is increasing becoming a hotbed of clean energy as Progression Hawaii Offshore Wind Inc is planning to construct a 400MW offshore wind farm 10 miles off the coast of of Barbers Point in West Oahu in Hawaii.

Chris Swartley, a partner of Progression Hawaii Offshore Wind Inc said “I feel like we have met with enough folks to take the next step, which is to submit the lease to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management with a project site.”
“As a team, we get the critical importance of stakeholder engagement before even submitting a lease application with BOEM. We started out with five sites, but because of the feedback we got, we are down to that one site,” he added.
The $1.6 billion project would be the second offshore wind farm in Hawaii Point as Denmark-based Alpha Wind Energy has already outlined the construction of a 408 MW offshore wind farm 17 miles off the coast of south of Diamond Head.