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, November 9 at 4:30 pm and will feature an informational presentation on pumped storage hydro technology and how solar will be integrated with the project. Interested persons may join the meeting via this Zoom link:
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 and view recordings of previous Talk Story Tuesday meetings, visit the KIUC website at: www.kiuc.coop/wkep.