Project Portfolio

Cultural Impact Assessment, Archaeological Assessment and Inventory Survey for Expansion of the H-POWER Waste-to-Energy Facility, Kapolei, Hawaii

PCSI prepared Archaeological and Cultural Impact Assessments in support of the planned expansion of the H-POWER waste-to-energy plant.  The expansion, which entailed adding a third boiler to the existing facility, required a State Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), triggering the need for a CIA.

PCSI evaluated the potential impacts of the expansion on cultural resources and historic properties at the site and identified appropriate mitigation measures.  Ethnographic research was conducted to support the assessment, including interviews with native Hawaiians residing in the area.  PCSI also conducted archaeological monitoring during geo-technical sampling at the proposed expansion site and conducted an Archaeological Inventory Survey of a new equipment staging areas part of this project..