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Two geothermal research wells to be plugged in Puna

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has contracted with Water Resources International, Inc. to plug and abandon two geothermal scientific wells, SOH-1 and SOH-2 located in Pahoa. Representatives from DLNR Engineering Division, their consultant Brown and Caldwell, and Water Resources International will attend the Puna Geothermal Ventures community meeting scheduled for Thursday, December […]

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Puna Geothermal Venture pays penalty due to EPA violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with Puna Geothermal Venture for Clean Air Act chemical safety violations at its geothermal energy plant in the Puna area of the Island of Hawaii. After an EPA inspection, the facility has now complied with the rules designed to minimize accidental chemical releases. The company has […]

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Following a rigorous review of bids submitted as part of a competitive bid process, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company has selected Ormat to provide an additional 25 MW of geothermal energy for Hawai‘i Island. The next step in the process is to begin contract negotiations with Ormat, with an agreement to be submitted to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for approval.

HELCO selects Ormat to provide an additional 25MW of geothermal energy

Following a rigorous review of bids submitted as part of a competitive bid process, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company has selected Ormat to provide an additional 25 MW of geothermal energy for Hawai‘i Island. The next step in the process is to begin contract negotiations with Ormat, with an agreement to be submitted to the Public […]

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Geothermal meeting ends with punches being thrown

The Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact Meeting was winding down to a conclusion when an attendee started shouting and eventually threw punches at organizers.

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Wagner: Open letter to legislators on Sen. Solomon and energy

I must commend Senator Malama Solomon for her courage for continuing to “tell it like it is”, as she did on January 29, 2013. She needs to be voted back into office, not a HECO supporter who will follow every command that HECO gives to the legislature and the Governor, like the rest of you […]

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Senator Solomon questions delay in new 50MW geothermal plant

Senator Malama Solomon identified “bad faith actions” taken by HELCO/HECO including their failure to submit an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) that was compliant with specific industry framework requirements. “I strongly believe the recent actions of HECO/HELCO in the Geothermal 50-megawatt RFP demonstrate that HECO is intent on delaying (and/or preventing) geothermal development on Hawaii Island,” […]

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Puna Pono march on HELCO (Aug. 17-19)

MEDIA RELEASE Between 10 a.m. and noon Monday, August 19, marchers will deliver a petition to HELCO that states, “We want Hawaii Electric Light Company to stop its contract for new geothermal development on the Island of Hawaii, because the contract was excluded from the utility company’s recent public planning effort, and previous geothermal sites […]

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HELCO seeking additional geothermal energy

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company today issued a Geothermal Request for Proposals (Geothermal RFP). The company is seeking to add up to 50 megawatts (MW) of geothermal energy from geothermal resource developers at prices not tied to the cost of oil to help lower electricity costs for customers. The added power must also blend […]

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Occupy Hilo hosts geothermal meeting (Feb. 9)

WHEN & WHERE: 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Akebono Theater, Pahoa One of the leading experts on hydrogen sulfide (H2S) health effects in the U.S. and maybe the world Dr. Kaye Kilburn is coming from the mainland to talk to the community about H2S, health impacts, and his proposed health study. Harry Kim, former […]

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HELCO files request for increased geothermal power with PUC

Hawaii Electric Light Company today filed a proposed final Geothermal Request for Proposals with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. The company is seeking approval to issue the 50 megawatt Geothermal RFP and commence the bidding process for potential geothermal resource developers.

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Kim: An act that should not be

This letter is written to you because of my very strong feelings on a law that was passed in 2012 that should not be, because of its impact on our island environment and people’s desired lifestyle. This is not about taking positions for or against geothermal development and the need to seek sensible alternate energy […]

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HELCO seeks more geothermal energy for Big Isle

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company has filed a draft Geothermal Request for Proposals (Geothermal RFP) with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC), an important step toward adding more geothermal energy to power Hawaii Island. Hawaii Electric Light Company is seeking to add up to 50 megawatts (MW) of geothermal power at prices not tied […]

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McCormick: Abolish PDLC, answer geothermal questions

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Singer on vibro-acoustic disease and geothermal drilling

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