Wednesday, May 15, 2019

USA, Hawaii: Puna Geothermal Venture Slated for November 30 Start-Up

Puna Geothermal, HELCO Agreement Pushes Rebuild Forward (Big Island Video News)

Puna Geothermal Venture as seen on May 12, 2019 by Maxar Technologies' imaging satellite. (Satellite image ©2019 Maxar Technologies).
Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV), with the help of Hawaii Electric Light (HELCO), is moving forward with plans to restart power production on the lower East Rift Zone after the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano.

On March 8, HELCO filed a letter notifying the Public Utilities Commission, or PUC, of its Rebuild Agreement with PGV, which includes the rebuilding of the Pohoiki Switching Station and 69 kV transmission lines. 

Puna Geothermal Venture will hold its next community meeting on Friday, May 17, at the Pāhoa Neighborhood Facility from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Officials representing PGV, the Hawaiʻi Electric Light Company, and Hawaiʻi County will be in hand to provide updates.