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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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PGV experiences pressure release

This is a Puna Geothermal event information update for Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. The Puna Geothermal Venture plant experienced a pressure release event at approximately 1:06 this afternoon that lasted approximately 10 to 15 seconds. Immediate assessments and response plans were initiated and indicated that there was no hydrogen sulfide release. Emergency response […]

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PGV funds workforce development program

MEDIA RELEASE Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) has committed $12,000 a year for five years to a new workforce development program at Hawaii Community College (HCC). The Process Technology and Industrial Maintenance (PTIM) program will address needed skills and knowledge gaps on Hawaii Island. HCC’s program will be based on the highly successful PTIM curriculum at […]

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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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Puna Pono Alliance meeting on PGV (March 23)

MEDIA RELEASE Puna Pono Alliance is hosting a community meeting at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at Akebono Theatre. The alliance is calling this meeting as a result of the March 13 incident at Puna Geothermal Venture, when venting occurred. Invited guests include representatives from the county Civil Defense, the mayor’s office, PGV, Harry Kim, […]

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Puna Geothermal Venture trips offline, releases steam

Puna Geothermal Venture reports its facility tripped offline Wednesday afternoon; power interrupted in Waikoloa, Kailua, Kaloko, Captain Cook, Kuakini, Waiakea Uka and Lower Puna

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HELCO will seek geothermal technologies that provide firm, fully dispatchable capability, that is, the ability for the utility to schedule and control the output power from the geothermal plant. This will help maintain reliability and at the same time help to manage intermittent resources such as wind and solar photovoltaic power. HELCO hopes to add up to 50 megawatts (MW) more of geothermal power if the cost is lower for customers.

HELCO announces plans to expand geothermal energy use on the Big Island

HELCO will seek geothermal technologies that provide firm, fully dispatchable capability, that is, the ability for the utility to schedule and control the output power from the geothermal plant. This will help maintain reliability and at the same time help to manage intermittent resources such as wind and solar photovoltaic power. HELCO hopes to add […]

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The Puna Geothermal Venture power plant in Kapoho suffered a possible lightning strike Tuesday (Nov 8) tripping the plant offline and causing some hydrogen sulfide gas to be vented.

PGV plant goes offline, vents hydrogen sulfide gas

The Puna Geothermal Venture power plant in Kapoho suffered a possible lightning strike Tuesday (Nov 8) tripping the plant offline and causing some hydrogen sulfide gas to be vented.

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'Sustainability through Technology' aimed to engage on youth in science, technology, engineering, math concepts

PGV supports summer camps at Imiloa

‘Sustainability through Technology’ aimed to engage on youth in science, technology, engineering, math concepts

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Agenda for weekend legislative visit

Agenda for weekend legislative visit

MEDIA RELEASE Drawing on a perspective that Hawaii Island is a place that inspires “big thinking” and has demonstrated leadership in creating innovative public-private partnerships to address big issues, Sen. Malama Solomon is coordinating a informational site visit for state lawmakers Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 27. Leadership of several key Senate and House […]

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PGV, HELCO sign agreement to deliver more power

PGV, HELCO sign agreement to deliver more power

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. and Ormat Technologies, Inc. have announced the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to add more renewable energy, with pricing independent of oil prices, to the Hawaii Island grid. As part of the contract, Ormat Technologies’ wholly-owned Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) agrees to provide an additional eight […]

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KAPOHO — Puna Geothermal Venture last year provided the Big Island with 18 percent of its energy, making the county the state's leader in renewable energy.

"The Big Island has a far, far higher rate than the rest of the state," said Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona. "Clean energy is our future."

PGV celebrates 15 years

KAPOHO — Puna Geothermal Venture last year provided the Big Island with 18 percent of its energy, making the county the state’s leader in renewable energy. “The Big Island has a far, far higher rate than the rest of the state,” said Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona. “Clean energy is our future.”

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