The $140 million Auwahi Wind energy project went online in Hawaii

Sempra U.S. Gas and Power and BP Wind Energy joined forces to build eight wind turbines on Ulupalakua Ranch land that are capable of powering 10,000 Maui homes.

in December and was blessed and dedicated Friday. It is capable of producing 21 megawatts of power and has an 11-megawatt battery to store more than 4 megawatts per hour.

The stored power helps regulate intermittent wind power and provides stability for the Valley Isle