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A history of reliable energy production

Kalaeloa Partners is a model for how a reliable, efficient electric power plant should be run.

Construction on the plant began in 1989 when it was known as the Kalaeloa Co-generation Plant with a top power output of 180 megawatts. In 1991, it began commercial operation as a combined-cycle co-generation plant combusting low sulfur fuel oil (LSFO) to produce electricity and process steam.

Kalaeloa acquired the plant from ABB Energy Ventures in 1997. The plant is located in Kapolei on the Island of Oahu, 25 miles west of downtown Honolulu. Kalaeloa Partners now delivers up to 208 MW of power each day to Oahu’s electrical grid.

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is the Kalaeloa Partners managing partner. PSEG is one of the country’s largest publicly traded diversified energy companies. Harbert Power Corporation is Kalaeloa’s limited partner. Harbert is engaged in the development, construction, ownership and operation of independent power generating facilities and power related assets.

Kalaeloa is home to a diverse team of professionals, from engineers and mechanics, to instrument control technicians and plant operators.

Kalaeloa Partners is committed to helping Hawaii achieve its renewable portfolio standards.

Co-generation technology gives Kalaeloa the flexibility to use renewable fuels, reducing emissions and making us one of the cleanest and most efficient energy plants in the state.

Our Team

We are a diverse team of 30-plus professionals who bring deep expertise to Kalaeloa Partners. From plant managers and engineers, to mechanics and instrument control technicians—it takes an experienced team to keep the plant’s equipment and systems running smoothly around the clock.

Since acquiring the plant more than 20 years ago, Kalaeloa has worked to deliver on its commitment to provide reliable power to Oahu. Along the way, we became one of West Oahu’s long-term employers, as well as providing stable, high-paying jobs. Many of our team members have been with us for decades, and their longevity contributes to a true sense of ohana within Kalaeloa and in the surrounding community.

It takes an experienced team to keep the plant’s systems running smoothly.