Wind Power

Wind turbines

  • The second component of our renewable energy project is to expand wind power generation by installing 2 1,000-kilowatt (kW) wind turbines
  • The cost of purchasing 2 wind turbines and installing them is estimated to be $12 million
  • KEA would buy 2 EWT 1,000 wind turbines
  • These turbines are a newer version of KEA’s 2 existing EWT 900-54 turbines
  • The 1,000 has a larger, optimized rotor to capture roughly 15% more energy annually
  • KEA’s entire fleet of 17 smaller, first-generation turbines are now producing less than 100,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year
  • 1 new EWT 1,000 is expected to produce approximately 2,500,000 kWh per year
  • Installing wind turbines is expensive because of the special cranes and equipment that must be shipped in to lift and secure the turbines into place
  • It is more economical to install multiple turbines at one time, thus saving on installation costs

Wind Power: $12 million, seeking funding
($250,000 Design funding secured from NWAB VIF)