- Associated Press - Friday, July 28, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has approved three solar projects that have the combined capacity to power more than 17,900 homes.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (https://bit.ly/2w6cESF ) the Hawaiian Electric Company announced on Thursday that it expects the facilities to be in service no later than 2019.

Facilities will be located near Waialua, Waiawa and Mililani. They will be built and operated by NRG Energy Inc.

Roughly 110 megawatts will be provided to the company’s system at the projects’ peak.

The company stated the solar projects will increase its renewable energy portfolio progress by 3 percentage points.

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

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