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U.S. considers wind farms off Hawaii

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The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has received requests for the construction of two floating wind farms offshore from Oahu, Hawaii.

The unsolicited requests, now available online, were received in January from AW Hawaii Wind (AWH) for the Oahu Northwest Project and the Oahu South Project. Each project would see the construction of farms with a capacity of 408MW of renewable energy generated by 51 floating 8MW wind turbines.

The proposals call for one farm to be located 17 miles south of Oahu in depths of up to 700m and the other 12 miles northwest of Kaena Point in depths of up to 1,000m. Both farms would cover an area of about 12,000 acres.

Hawaii’s clean energy initiative targets the use of 70 percent renewable energy by 2030, with 40 percent of its electricity production coming from solar, wind and other renewables.

To date, there are no offshore wind farms in operation in the U.S., although several developments are underway. The proposed Hawaiian projects would be in water depths at least five times greater than those currently proposed for the U.S. east coast.

 

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