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KIUC Talk Story Tuesday is on West Kaua‘i project

LIHU‘E — Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative and its renewable-energy partner AES invite the public to a Zoom meeting to discuss the West Kaua‘i Energy Project, projected to bring Kaua‘i to more than 80% renewable generation.

The meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 4:30 pm. Interested persons may join the meeting via this Zoom link:

The Zoom link may also be accessed on the KIUC website, Additionally, a recording of the first Talk Story Tuesday meeting, held on Sept. 14, can be found on this page.

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% of Kaua‘i’s power supply, the project will create economic-development and agricultural opportunities for Native Hawaiians and the Westside communities of Waimea and Kekaha by delivering irrigation water to lands owned by the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and the state Agribusiness Development Corporation.

To learn more about WKEP, visit the project website at
Source: The Garden Island

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