Monday, July 9, 2018

USA, Hawaii: Ormat Re-Affirms its Commitment to Re-Open Puna Geothermal Venture

Puna Geothermal Venture faces challenges amid uncertainty (Star Advertiser)

A May 23 satellite photo of the PGV site.
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As a Puna geothermal plant enters its third month of a lava-triggered shutdown, its parent company affirmed its commitment to re-opening the facility and has told the 30 full-time workers they will remain on the payroll for at least a year.

But even under the best of circumstances — if the lava flowing through the plant property were to stop today — the 38-megawatt Puna Geothermal Venture facility likely wouldn’t resume providing power for at least a few years.