2013 Pathways to Sustainability
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“Every megawatt of energy that we produce using domestic resources means less reliance on foreign energy sources.”
Paul Gaynor, CEO of First Wind
Isolated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Hawai‘i’s residents understand the value of self-reliance and the importance of preserving our unique environment from mauka to makai. First Wind builds on this tradition of self-sufficiency, capturing the power of trade winds to provide a renewable and local energy solution. With four projects on O‘ahu and Maui, we have the capacity to generate 150 megawatts of electricity, enough to power over 40,000 island homes. First Wind is committed to helping Hawai‘i’s communities:
Generate power without pollution.
Wind farms generate clean, renewable energy without the environmental or health risks of other energy forms such as fossil fuels. That means power without pollution.
Care for endangered species and native habitats.
Our Maui facility has the first Habitat Conservation Plan for any wind farm in the United States. It is our commitment to proper stewardship of Hawai‘i’s natural resources and imparting a net benefit to native wildlife. An HCP is a part of every project we develop in Hawai‘i.
Help Hawai‘i and the nation gain energy independence.
Every megawatt of energy that we produce using domestic resources means less reliance on foreign energy sources. Harnessing the renewable and inexhaustible power of wind, we reduce our nation’s dependence on fossil fuel imports and strengthen the diversity of our energy supply.
By developing, owning, and operating wind farms, we are committed to being supportive, long term members of Hawai‘i’s local communities.
For more information, visit www.firstwind.com.
810 Richards Street, Suite 650
Honolulu, HI 96813
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