Kahe, the westernmost section of the district of ‘Ewa, was acquired by the Campbell Estate in the late 1800s and relinquished to the State in 1960, when the land was condemned for an electric power plant site.
The Kahe Point Power Plant went on line in 1963 with the state’s first reheat turbine generator. Still in operation today, the plant has six generators.
The reason they call this place Electric Beach is because there is an electric power plant right next to the shoreline. About 200 yards offshore is an underground pipeline that the electric company uses to cool down their systems. After cooling their systems, they let the warm salt water out of this large pipe thus creating a large reef about 20ft. high. On this reef you'll see hundreds of different types of reef fishes, some of which are very rare and expensive in the aquarium trade. There are also a lot of sea turtles that hang out, enjoying the nice warmth of the water, Delphins, Reef Sharks, Rays,...
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