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Madison contractor begins construction on Hawaii wind farm

HONOLULU (AP) – Heavy construction on Hawaii’s largest wind farm is under way.

The Kawailoa Wind Project on Oahu’s North Shore will supply electricity for an estimated 14,500 homes.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that Madison-based RMT Inc. recently started work on major features of the project, including the foundations that will anchor 30 wind turbines.

The project is expected to be operating by the end of next year.

Kawailoa Wind Power is a subsidiary of Boston-based First Wind. Under the contract, it will sell renewable energy at pre-determined prices over 20 years. First Wind also operates two other Hawaii wind energy projects.

Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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