KEKAHA, Kauai — The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, the island’s neighborhood-owned electricity corporation, has signed remaining agreements with AES Corp., a developer of a vast wide range of producing vegetation, to construct Hawaii’s initial electrical power plant relying on “pumped storage” technological know-how.
Alongside one another, KIUC and AES will redevelop two current reservoirs — one particular a pair thousand toes increased than the other. It will be on the west facet of Kauai, around the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Array Facility.
Through the day, h2o will be pumped from the decrease reservoir, Mana, to the bigger one particular, Puu Loa, utilizing solar electric power from a building station to be crafted on internet site. Then at evening, the drinking water will movement back again down by gravity, running through turbines. They will develop a 3rd reservoir in the center, called Puu Opae.
The ensuing hydro electric power will create