Potential Renewable Energy Project in Nānākuli

Potential Renewable Energy Project in Nānākuli

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:  On August 31, 2020, DHHL posted a legal ad in statewide newspapers, requesting applications for renewable energy projects for 1 TMK parcel on O‘ahu, 1 TMK parcel on Moloka‘i, and 2 TMK parcels on Hawai‘i Island.  The parcel identified on O‘ahu is TMK (1) 8-9-007:002 located in Nānākuli, outlined in red below:

The legal ad referred potential applicants to an Informational Packet which provided more information about the parcel, stating that renewable energy projects should be sited on lands designated for “General Agriculture” uses, which is the yellow portion of the TMK identified below:

The Packet noted that the area immediately surrounding the Nānākuli stream on the valley floor is subject to flooding and other areas have high slopes.  The deadline for applications is October 16, 2020.

Beneficiary Consultation: 

1 Proposed Action or Issue for Discussion DHHL’s request for Community Based Renewable Energy project applications for TMK (1) 8-9-007:002 located in Nānākuli.
2 Notification A Beneficiary Consultation invitation postcard was mailed on October 1, 2020 to Nānākuli lessees, including Princess Kahanu Estates lessees, for a total of 1,271 lessees.

Invitation Postcard: Link to Invitation Postcard

3 Beneficiary Meeting Virtual Beneficiary Consultation Meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to: 

  • Provide information about the renewable energy solicitation
  • Explain Community Based Renewable Energy
  • Explain why here?  Why now? 
  • Explain the potential benefits.
  • Explain the process, should a project be selected
  • Solicit input on community benefits.

DATE:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020
TIME:  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Recording of the Live Meeting: