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Ask the Mayor: Why Are Kahikinui Windmills Being Shipped Off-Island?

March 26, 2018, 1:59 PM HST
* Updated March 26, 2:00 PM
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windmill mn Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa at [email protected], (808) 270-7855 or mail them to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793.

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Aloha Mayor,

Q. Why are windmills in Kahikinui being dismantled and shipped off-island?


A. If you’re talking about the Auwahi Wind farm located on ‘Ulupalakua Ranch, there has been no word to my office that they are taking down windmills and shipping them off island.


However, I’ve been told that one of the units had a mechanical failure that could not be repaired and so they had to remove the broken part are waiting for the replacement part to arrive.

This might be what you are seeing out there.


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