By Friday, the Kaua’i Electric Hanama’ulu substation on Kuhio Highway will be
Workers yesterday began disassembling the facility, which will no
longer be needed once the Lihu’e Energy Service Center is constructed near
Ma’alo Road in Kapaia.
During the planning process for service center
facility, Kaua’i Electric and Kaua’i Power Partners (KPP), the contractor which
will build the first-phase power plant at the center, made commitments to
remove the Hanama’ulu and Isenberg substations. They also agreed to participate
in beautification efforts with the county’s Ho’olokahi program and the
Hanama’ulu Beautification Committee.
KPP is participating in the Ho’olokahi
program’s beautification of the intersection of Kuhio Highway and Hanama’ulu
Road, near Peter Rayno Sr. Park, along with KE and Amfac Sugar Kaua’i.
first phase of this project includes landscaping and construction of two stone
walls welcoming people to Hanama’ulu, and replacing the park sign.
the beautification project is expected to start next month and be done before
the year is over.
At a Hanama’ulu Beautification Committee meeting earlier
this month, dozens of volunteers signed up to help with beautification
Those attending the meeting also learned of KE’s plans to tear
down the Hanama’ulu substation, located next to JR’s Plantation
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