GE Energy’s wind turbine technology has been selected for a project on the South Point of the
GE will supply 14 of its 1.5-megawatt wind turbines for the Pakini Nui Wind Project, which will generate power for customers of the Hawaiian Electric Light Company (HELCO), a subsidiary of the Hawaiian Electric Company. The owner/developer, Tawhiri Power, is a third-party entity created by Apollo Power Corporation, the owner of the existing Kamao’a Wind Farm at South Point.
“This project illustrates how the Big Island of Hawaii, along with other
They will include WindRIDE-THRU, which allows wind turbines to remain in operation (rather than trip off line) through a 100 percent voltage drop. The ability to ride through a 100 percent voltage drop is expected to become a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) grid requirement for 2008 wind projects.
The Pakini Nui project site, on the southern tip of the
The state of
In addition to supplying the wind turbines, GE Energy will supervise installation and perform the initial start-up of the machines. Project completion is expected by March 2007.