Rep. Thielen Persistence Brings Wave Energy to Maui

Governor Linda Lingle acknowledged Representative Cynthia Thielen for her persistence, which led to establishing the need of renewable energy in Hawaii. Australia-based Oceanlinx Ltd. plans to generate 2.7 megawatts of power using offshore hydrokinetic technology in Maui. When successful, Oceanlinx would be Hawai’i’s first commercial provider of electricity from ocean waves. Hawaiian Electric Co., which owns the Maui utility, said it’s still working out the final details of a memorandum of understanding with Oceanlinx. (more)

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