Big Island geothermal celebrates
Dec 11, 2008 - The Associated Press
The company taps the might of Kilauea volcano to
generate electricity, providing nearly one-fifth of
the Big Island's power.
PGV is looking to increase production by eight megawatts
of power. That would up the company's total capacity
to 41 megawatts.
Lieutenant Governor James "Duke" Aiona says geothermal
production fits with Hawaii's clean energy initiative.
It calls for the state to knock down its fossil fuel
consumption to 30 percent.
PGV's plant sells 30 megawatts of renewable energy
to Hawaii Electric Light Company on a continuous basis.
That provides nearly 20 percent of the Big Island's