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Hawaii agency returns utility's geothermal well applications


Added 06-11-19 01:03:01am EST - “Hawaii state officials have returned applications for two new geothermal wells in order for the utility to make revisions.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Hawaii agency returns utility’s geothermal well applications”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii state officials have returned applications for two new geothermal wells in order for the utility to make revisions.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday that the state Department of Land and Natural Resources has commented on the applications submitted by Puna Geothermal Venture in April.

The applications are part of the company’s attempt to resume operations after last year’s Kilauea volcanic eruption, which shut down the 38-megawatt geothermal power plant in Puna on the Big Island.

PGV and Hawaii Electric Light Company officials say the state’s only geothermal plant produced 31% of the island’s power and about half of its renewable energy in 2017.

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