Friday, December 18, 2015

USA, Hawaii: Ormat on Track to Regain 38 MW at Puna Geothermal Venture

VIDEO: Puna Geothermal Venture Updates Community (Big Island Video News)

A handful of residents attended a Puna Geothermal Venture community meeting in Pahoa Wednesday night. The year-end update from the Pohoiki-based power producer was led by Ormat’s head of Hawaii Affairs, Mike Kaleikini, a GRC Member.

The small crowd was equal parts supporters (some were employees of PGV) and detractors of the geothermal energy company. Kaleikini says the company is very pleased with the production on the newest well, and that while there are no plans to drill more wells, there are plans to do improvements on existing wells. The goal is to meet the 38 megawatts that they have agreed to produce under contract with the Hawaii Electric Light Company.

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