PUC Puts the Brakes on PV Project In Ka`u, Biofuel Plant in Pepe`ekeo

posted in: October 2016 | 0

The state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has issued orders that resolve – at least for now – two of the longest-festering matters before it.

The first of these involves a series of Feed-In Tariff (FIT) projects, totaling more than 6 megawatts, proposed for the rural Hawaiian Ocean View Ranchos subdivision in the Big Island district of Ka`u. The Big Island utility, HELCO, needed PUC approval before it could build the substation and overhead lines required to add the new output to its circuits.

The second involves the stalled-out Hu Honua power plant being built on the same site . . .

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