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Kalaeloa Partners LP Announces Hans (Ruedi) Tobler As New General Manager

KAPOLEI – Kalaeloa Partners LP, an independent power producer (IPP) located in the James Campbell Industrial Park on Oʻahu, today announced Hans (Ruedi) Tobler has recently been named general manager of the 208-megawatt (MW), combined-cycle co-generation plant.

Tobler has more than 40 years of experience in engineering, start-up, operations, maintenance and management of a wide range of power plants across the globe, including the U.S., Switzerland and West Africa. He previously served in the general manager role for Kalaeloa Partners from 2002-2016, and most recently served as a senior technical advisor for Harbert Infrastructure.

Tobler has a degree in electrical engineering from the Abendtechnikum St. Gallen in Switzerland and is a licensed electrical engineer in the state of California. He currently resides on Oʻahu.

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Kalaeloa Partners LP is a model of a reliable, efficient combined cycle co-generation power plant serving Oʻahu.

Its plant was built in 1989 and designed to produce 180 megawatts of firm capacity and energy. In 1991, it began commercial operation using low sulfur fuel oil to produce electricity delivered to HECO and process steam provided to PAR, its neighboring, and the state’s only refinery. In 2004, the facility was enhanced and now delivers up to 208 MW of power each day to Oʻahu’s electrical grid, enough to provide energy to over 200,000 homes and businesses.

The Kalaeloa Partners LP facility is located in the Campbell Industrial Park on the Island of Oʻahu, 25 miles west of downtown Honolulu.

Kalaeloa Partners LP is owned by infrastructure funds sponsored and managed by Harbert Management Corporation (HMC). HMC, through its funds, has been part of the ownership of KPLP since 1997 and has owned power generation facilities throughout the U.S. since 1986.

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