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Sat Jul 23, 2016, 08:30 AM

Florida-based NextEra pulls out of Hawaii energy projects

HONOLULU — Florida-based NextEra Energy is further cutting its ties with Hawaii after ending its plans to merge with Hawaiian Electric.

The company pulled out of several projects including a study exploring the possibility of an undersea power cable between Oahu and Maui, which could — if eventually built — help the state meet its renewable energy goals.

They also pulled out of a proposed wind farm on Lanai that has stalled in recent years.

Hawaiian Electric hasn’t pulled out of any of the plans, which are mostly in the conceptual phase, said spokesman Darren Pai. The study of the possible undersea cable is ongoing, he said.

Read more: http://westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/florida-based-nextera-pulls-out-hawaii-energy-projects

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