New & Noteworthy: Hu Honua, Pepe`ekeo Permit

posted in: November 2016 | 0

Hu Honua Update: Talks between Hawaiian Electric Light Company, the Big Island electric utility, and principals of Hu Honua, owner of the power plant undergoing construction at Pepe`ekeo, north of Hilo, are ongoing.

As Environment Hawai`i reported last month, the Public Utilities Commission refused to become involved in a dispute between Hu Honua and HELCO, which had terminated its power purchase agreement with the company effective March 1.

According to Harold “Rob” Robinson, the president of Island Bioenergy, majority owner of Hu Honua, “we do have ongoing negotiations” over renewing the PPA. In a phone interview last month . . .

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