HELCO biomass contract approved
- Jul 31, 2017 2:02 pm GMT
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Hu Honua will provide 21.5 megawatts of power, enough for roughly 14,000 homes. The project is expected to increase electrical customer bills in its first 11 years, according to HELCO. Over the life of the 30-year project, customers' bills are expect to go down, according to HELCO estimates.
This is the second time Hu Honua's project received PUC approval. The PUC originally approved the project in 2013. HELCO submitted the revised application after Hu Honua sued the utility for
HELCO allowed its contract with Hu Honua to end, saying Hu Honua failed to meet construction deadlines and provide assurances that it could be relied upon as a renewable-energy provider. The facility was half-built at the time the contract ended.
Hu Honua questioned whether
The revised applications for the three utility-scale projects
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