Puna News — HELCO Goes Back To Drawing Board With Geothermal RFP

After careful review of all geothermal bids, Hawaii Electric Light has determined that none of the submitted bids sufficiently met both the low-cost and technical requirements of the Geothermal RFP. We are currently working with the Independent Observer to develop a request that will be sent to the bidders. The request will give the bidders the opportunity to provide additional information so that we can make an informed decision that is in the best interests of our customers and residents and that meets the goals of the Geothermal RFP. These goals include lowering customer bills, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, allowing for continued integration and management of intermittent renewable resources, maintaining reliability of service, and protecting the health and safety of the public and environment. We appreciate the efforts the bidders have made to date and look forward to working with them and the Independent Observer on next steps.


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  1. punated
    punated says:

    There has been a paradigm shift breakthrough with geothermal power generation that addresses and eliminates almost every complaint of the Punatic Paranoids and Puna Bozo Alliance.

    The new process will not use fresh water, won’t use pentane for a turbine working fluid, doesn’t need a superheated brine aquifer, produces 10 times the power of conventional geothermal, and reduces the “greenhouse” gas CO2 in the atmosphere causing global warming climate change. It takes CO2 from the air or a fossil fuel plant, compresses it to liquid CO2, that is injected into a hot (not superheated) brine aquifer which instantly gasifies the liquid CO2 that goes to the surface in a closed pipe, turns a much more efficient CO2 turbine and then injected back into the ground. This system can be located in a much wider range of areas and doesn’t need highly localized findings of superheated brine aquifers. It will make existing geothermal plants an anachronism, much like Punatic Paranoids and the Puna Bozo Alliance.


  2. Mary Ann
    Mary Ann says:

    Aloha punated. Happy New Year.

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