An opening hearing will be held to receive testimony on the Auwahi Wind Farm draft Habitat Conservation Plan amendment.
Auwahi Wind Energy, LLC operates eight 3-megawatt wind turbines augmented by an 11-megawatt battery storage system located on ‘Ulupalakua Ranch, on the eastern side of the island of Maui. The project was constructed in 2012 and has been in operation since that time.
The DLNR Division Division of Forestry and Wildlife hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2019 at Kula Elementary School.
The project has an approved HCP and associated Incidental Take License that was issued Feb. 9, 2012 for incidental take of four species protected under State and Federal endangered species laws.