Na Pua Makani responds to recent arrests in wind farm dispute
AES, the corporation behind the much disputed Kahuku wind farm project, has responded to KITV4's request for a statement regarding the arrests made Sunday night.
Mark Miller, Chief Operating Officer for the AES US Generation businesses made the following statement:
“We again want to thank the Honolulu Police Department and the Hawai‘i State Department of Transportation – and, most especially, the residents of Kahuku and the North Shore – for their continued help and support throughout our transport process.
We respect people’s right to voice their opinions about the project, and we remain in close touch with community members from Kahuku and the surrounding neighborhoods to answer their questions, address their concerns and find the most meaningful way to give back to the community.
Na Pua Makani is important for Hawai?i’s renewable energy future. When operational in 2020, our wind farm will produce enough renewable energy to power 16,000 homes throughout O‘ahu – an important step toward achieving the state’s commitment to reach 100% renewable energy by 2045.
We are deeply committed to being good neighbors to the residents of Kahuku. We encourage anyone with lingering questions about our project to please call our hotline or visit our website. We are here and ready to talk to anyone interested in learning more.”