Kauai Quit Using Oil To Produce Most Of Its Electricity Years Ago. That’s Paying Off Now
March 15, 2022
In 2008, Kauai’s electric utility set an aggressive goal to power half the island with renewable energy.
The plan was so ambitious that no one knew exactly how it could be achieved. At the time, plantation-era hydroelectric plants accounted for about 8% of the island’s electricity production. The rest was powered by foreign oil.