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Update from Puna Geothermal Venture and parent company Ormat

After the frequency of earthquakes increased dramatically, plant personnel closed and secured the facility per the emergency response plan. As part of that, we have done the following: We shut down the power plant and the geothermal wells have all been shut down. All pentane, a flammable fluid used in the electricity generation process, has […]

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Gov. Ige issues supplemental emergency proclamation to ensure safety at PGV

The team assembled will review and assess the existing PGV Emergency Response Plan and develop a specific mission strategy deemed appropriate to mitigate potential impacts from lava.

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HELCO expects enough power for Hawaii Island despite Puna Geothermal Venture shutdown

Hawai‘i Electric Light has deployed employees to the Leilani Estates area to disconnect power in the areas impacted by the active lava flow. The company continues to work with Hawai‘i County Civil Defense and other agencies to monitor and evaluate the flow. The safety of employees and community is always the top priority.

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PGV plant performing tests this afternoon

Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) will be pressure testing one of the plant’s safety valves with nitrogen and only nitrogen. Nearby residents may hear the valve opening and releasing the nitrogen several times until about 1:45 p.m. This is a routine testing procedure. For any questions, please call the PGV hotline at 866-517-1610.

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PGV has second unscheduled steam release in a week Monday (Oct 3)

At 2:30 a.m. Monday (Oct 3), Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) reported a release of steam at their plant. PGV also reports that the situation has been contained and secured. Based on all available data, there is no threat to the public and no evacuation is necessary. Fire Department is on scene and Civil Defense will […]

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PGV reports steam release Thursday afternoon (Sept 29)

This is a Civil Defense message for Thursday September 29 at 10:15 p.m. This is an information update to the Puna Geothermal release of steam that was reported earlier today. Based on all available data from air quality monitoring, there continues to be no threat to the public. This is the final update. This is […]

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PGV to conduct siren test Wednesday morning (April 27) in Puna

The Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) plant be conducting a test of the emergency warning systems to include the sounding of the drill rig warning siren Wednesday (April 27) at about 11:30 a.m. This is only a test that is necessary to ensure the proper working order and function of their warning system. Residents in the […]

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Hawai‘i Electric Light today announced that Ormat has withdrawn from contract negotiations to provide 25 MW of additional geothermal energy on Hawai‘i Island. The negotiations were part of a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, a competitive bidding framework initiated to add lower cost, firm, renewable geothermal energy to the island’s energy portfolio.

Ormat withdraws from negotiations to provide 25MW of addition power to HELCO

Hawai‘i Electric Light today announced that Ormat has withdrawn from contract negotiations to provide 25 MW of additional geothermal energy on Hawai‘i Island. The negotiations were part of a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, a competitive bidding framework initiated to add lower cost, firm, renewable geothermal energy to the island’s energy portfolio.

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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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Police are seeking the identity of trespasser at PGV

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person wanted in connection with a criminal trespass and criminal property damage complaint. On July 10, an unknown person entered the premises of Puna Geothermal Venture in Puna without permission, causing damage to a door frame and wall. The suspect’s image was captured […]

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Geothermal plant has steam release Monday morning (Dec 1)

The Puna Geothermal Venture plant reported having a steam release from the plant re-injection system at about 7:30 a.m. this morning. The event lasted about one minute and no release of hydrogen sulfide was noted. Emergency crews are on scene and investigating. No actions or evacuations are needed.

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The start of the Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact meeting while it was civil. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting (Aug 30)

Video from the Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting Saturday (Aug 30) at Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science (HAAS School). Concerns and questions are raised about the release of Hydrogen Sulfide gas on the day night of Tropical Storm Iselle.

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Uncontrolled venting of Hydrogen Sulfide gas at Puna Geothermal Venture

This advisory has been cancelled as of 10:15 p.m. Residents who may have evacuated may return home at this time.

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Puna Geothermal Venture restarts plant after a week of maintenance

Puna Geothermal Venture restarts plant after a week of maintenance.

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