October 12 – Second Virtual Meeting for West Kauai Energy ProjectPosted on Oct 5, 2021 in Important Events
Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative and its renewable energy partner AES invite the public to a Zoom meeting to discuss the West Kauaʻi Energy Project (WKEP): an innovative renewable energy project which will bring Kauaʻi to more than 80% renewable generation.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 12 at 4:30 pm. Interested persons may join the meeting via this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87893307655?pwd=V3A0QnJBYUQ0c3B0TFJSQ3ZEZTZ2dz09
The Zoom link may also be accessed on the KIUC website: https://kiuc.coop/wkep. Additionally, a recording of the first Talk Story Tuesday meeting, held on September 14, can be found on this page.
WKEP is a proposed pumped-storage hydropower facility coupled with solar and battery storage being undertaken by KIUC and AES. In addition to providing up to 25 percent of Kauaʻi’s power supply, the project will create economic development and agricultural opportunities for Native Hawaiians and the west side communities of Waimea and Kekaha by delivering irrigation water to lands owned by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and the Agribusiness Development Corporation.
To learn more about WKEP, visit the project website at: www.westkauaienergyproject.com.