- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - A proposal by a Danish company could set Oahu up to get 30 percent of its energy needs met by floating wind turbines.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1FtQDuz ) state and federal regulators are meeting Wednesday to discuss Alpha Wind Energy’s plan to build 102 floating wind turbines off Oahu’s shores.

The proposed cost to build the two wind projects is $1.6 billion.

The Oahu South project includes 51 wind turbines that would be located 17 miles south of Diamond Head. The Oahu Northwest project proposes 51 wind turbines located 12 miles northwest of Kaena Point.

The energy would be sent to Oahu through undersea cables.

A spokesman from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says the agency will review the project’s stakeholder and community engagement, as well as its environmental impact.

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Information from: The Honolulu Advertiser, http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com

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