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Offshore Windmills

The Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is considering the feasibility of giant industrial wind turbines to be constructed as close as seven miles offshore from Kaena Point and Barbers Point. Two commercial wind developers submitted proposals last year for authority to construct hundreds of floating wind turbines capable of producing enough electricity to meet more than half of Oahu’s demand. BOEM has determined the project is worth consideration of an Oahu Call Area in two locations from seven to 35 miles offshore of Oahu. The BOEM team and the administrator of Hawaii State Energy Office, Mark Glick, hosted a public informational meeting on June 23rd at Waialua Elementary Scho

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