Utility company “disappointed” project will not proceed
HONOKAA – The Hawai‘i Electric Light Company is planning to purchase the 60-megawatt Hamakua Energy Partners (HEP) generating plant in Honoka‘a. On December 23, HELCO announced it signed a $84.5-million purchase agreement with the Boston-based investment firm, ArcLight Capital Partners, which acquired the HEP plant in June 2010. The purchase requires approval by the Hawai‘i […]
The Hawaii Electric Light Company will begin a project to upgrade utility infrastructure along a three mile stretch of the Hamakua Coast between Laupahoehoe and Papa’aloa on November 7.
PAHOA: Work is underway to remove the unique lava protection that shielded power utility poles as the June 27th lava flow entered Pahoa this time last year.
HILO: On September 9, Big Island Video News filmed a forum presented by the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce entitled “It’s All About Electricity: The HEI-NextEra Energy Deal”. All the major players were there.
HAWAIIAN OCEAN VIEW ESTATES: While in Ocean View on August 15, the Ka’u Community Development Plan Steering Committee heard from numerous residents who are opposed to a large solar panel project planned for 26 lots in the Hawaiian Ranchos subdivision.
HAWAII ISLAND – An estimated 30,000 customers experienced a power interruption this morning on the Big Island, the Hawaii Electric Light Company reports. At 10:20 a.m. (June 25) the power utility’s CT-4 unit tripped offline at the Keahole Power Plant in Kona, according to a HELCO media release. Automated load-shedding, which is necessary to protect […]
Henry Curtis, a 19-year energy veteran and Ililani Media blogger, shared his thoughts on the proposed merger between Hawaiian Electric Industries and Florida-based NextEra Energy during an energy forum in Kona. The $4.3 billion deal is being called one of the most important economic transactions in our lifetime.
The pending merger between Florida-based NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries has been the subject of a series of Open House events held across the islands
Two years after the Hawaii Electric Light Company issued a request for proposals to expand the geothermal industry on Hawaii Island… and after numerous presentations, debates and protests… the utility has finally made its decision.