Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program

After years of planning and $26 million, the Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program would never happen. From 1982 to the early 1990s, this program aimed to diversify Hawaii’s energy sources and lay a 150-mile submarine transmission power cable in the ocean from Puna, Hawaii island, to Maui and Oahu, the more populated islands. However, this cable program was found to not be financially feasible.


The Geothermal Collection

Hawaii Deep Water Electrical Transmission Cable Demonstration Program : Phase I

Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program — Phase II — Undersea Cable Technology

Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program — Phase II — Cable Route & Environmental Analyses

Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program — Phase II-A

Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program — Phase II-B

Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program — Phase II-C

Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program — Phase II-D

Cable Route & Environmental Analyses

Undersea Cable Technology

Economic and Financial Analyses

Environmental Aspects

Governor’s Advisory Board (GAB)

Requests for Proposal (RFP)


Historical Maps: Hawaii Geothermal/Cable Project Map Volume

Northern Big Island Environmental Data Maps

Southern Maui Environmental Data Maps


Historical Photographs


Historical Video


Related Topic Guides


 Hawaii Administrative Rules

  • (Chapter 185) Water and Land Development: Rules of Practice and Procedure for Geothermal and Cable System Development Permitting

Hawaii Revised Statutes

  • (Chapter 196D) Geothermal and Geothermal Cable System Development

Search Strategies

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Subject Headings — Electric Cables, Lines, and Power: Electric cables | Electric cables–Corrosion | Electric cables–Environmental aspects–Hawaii | Electric lines–Environmental aspects–Hawaii—Puna | Electric lines–Environmental aspects–Hawaii–Underground | Electric lines–Hawaii | Electric lines–Hawaii–Finance. | Electric lines–Hawaii–Underground | Electric lines–Law and legislation–Hawaii. | Electric power transmission–Environmental aspects–Hawaii | Electric power transmission–Hawaii | Electric power transmission–Hawaii–Periodicals | Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program

Subject Headings — Interisland Cable: interisland | interisland cable

Google Search within the Geothermal Collection: electric cable | hawaii deep water cable | power transmission | submarine cable | undersea cable


– Alice Kim, Bibliographer

Updated: January 5, 2015
Created: September 2014