Outreach and Engagement
Since its inception, KPLP has always recognized the importance and value of community outreach and education about its role in Oahu’s energy ecosystem and has also continued a significant social responsibility program to the larger surrounding community and continues to support educational, charitable, health, civic, and community organizations and initiatives.
As a major industrial tenant in the James Campbell Industrial Park (JCIP), KPLP is a member of Kapolei Local Emergency Action Network (KLEAN) and the Hawaii Bio-Economy Trade Organization (HBETO). KLEAN was formed in 1996 as avoluntary, non-government not-for-profit local organization to bring together industry, emergency responders, and the community to effectively prepare for emergencies and to promote the welfare of the people and surrounding areas. KPLP is also a member of the steering committee for the HBETO, a non-profit trade organization dedicated to the advancement of integrated biologically based systems that produce products and services to reuse waste and make renewable fuel, local food, and value-added products in Hawaii.
Throughout the year, KPLP hosts a number of in-person tours to businesses, community members, government officials, industry leaders, students and the public. Our in-person tours are tailored to meet the goals and interests of the attendees, whether it is a school group learning about how electricity is made or government officials seeking a better understanding of KPLP’s generating potential. These tours include a presentation overview of KPLP’s facility as well as an opportunity for questions to be answered by our team of professionals. The safety of our visitors is our number one priority so all attendees are provided safety gear such as helmets and are asked to wear masks to protect against COVID-19.
Community Meetings and Public Outreach
KPLP continues its community engagement initiatives by arranging opportunities for community members, organizations and other stakeholders to learn about KPLP, including visiting KPLP’s facility, and its role in providing energy for Oahu and supporting Hawaii’s clean energy goals. Throughout its existence, KPLP has invited businesses, community members, government officials, industry leaders, students and the public to join KPLP at our public community engagement meetings. These community engagement meetings include a presentation on KPLP’s plant operations, emissions controls, commercial aspects of energy, and social responsibility programs. The presentation is followed by a question-and-answer session as an opportunity for members of the public to ask questions, seek clarification, and share concerns.
Click here to learn more about our Community Outreach and Engagement Plan.
Community Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Join us for our next Community Engagement Meeting on July 26, 2023!
May 24, 2023 – A summary and recording of the meeting will be available following the 30 day comment period.
February 1, 2023 – Click here to view the meeting summary. A recording of the meeting is available here.
November 2, 2022 – Click here to view the meeting summary. A recording of the meeting is available here.
August 31, 2022 – Click here to view the meeting summary.
June 8, 2022 – Click here to view the meeting summary.
March 23, 2022 – Click here to view the meeting summary.
December 8, 2021 – Click here to view the meeting summary.
September 28, 2021 – Click here to view the meeting summary.
February 18, 2021 – Click here to view the meeting summary.
Continuing to Evaluate our Community Plan
KPLP evaluates its Outreach and Community Support Program on an annual basis which allows for flexibility and creativity in how conversations are started, how we reach the public, and how funding is distributed. This is how KPLP acknowledges the importance of recognizing and supporting organizations within the community whose goals are to serve the people and protect the land. By having these meaningful conversations, KPLP remains current on the needs of the community as we continue our mission of being a contributing member of the Oahu community.
Beyond the expanding landscape of the James Campbell Industrial Park (JCIP), KPLP has from its earliest days sought to become a valued member of the broader surrounding communities. KPLP has not only recognized both the importance and value of being a good corporate citizen, but also its civic and business obligation to be one.
As a result, KPLP has become involved with and continues to support multiple organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, American Red Cross Association, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Domestic Violence Action Center, Hawaii Food Bank, Hawaii Nature Center, Leeward Community College, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawaii, Rotary Club of Kapolei, Special Olympics Hawaii, University of Hawaii West Oahu, and most High Schools in the Leeward Oahu School District.