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Paniolo Power succeeds in having Parker Ranch’s renewable energy resource potential recognized in the PUC’s Power Supply Improvement Plan docket

After nearly three years actively participating in this energy planning process, the PUC and HELCO recognized the significant renewable energy resources at Parker Ranch. On October 3, 2016, the PUC staff recognized the credible people and qualified analysts (the Siemens team) working for Paniolo Power. The PUC’s consultant stated, “Seldom, in a proceeding like this, do we hear comments from a party that are well documented and well expressed and with the amount of detail that Paniolo has provided. That’s exceptional in terms of what they produced.”

The PUC further recognized Paniolo Power’s effort in the docket in its Decision & Order No. 34696. (PDF 11 MB)

Paniolo Power prevails in the PUC’s rejection of the sale of the Hamakua Energy Project to HELCO

On February 12, 2016 HELCO filed a request with the PUC to purchase the Hamakua Energy Partners Power Plant, a 60MW fossil-fueled combined cycle generation facility. On March 3, 2016 Paniolo Power intervened in the docket and was granted participant status. Paniolo Power was an active participant in the docket and recommended that the sale of the HEP plant to HELCO should be denied on the basis that the purchase price is too high and that the purchase was not in the best interest of the utility ratepayers. On May 4, 2017, the PUC denied the sale the sale of the HEP Plant to HELCO, citing many of the issues presented by Paniolo Power.

View the Docket: Dkt 2016-0033 20170504 Decision and Order No. 34536 (PDF 3.4 MB)

Paniolo Power participates in the documentary, “Frontiers of Clean Energy”, with the Governor and other energy leaders”

This program begins with an in-depth interview with Jose Dizon of Paniolo Power, a subsidiary of Parker Ranch, and continues with HECO, environmental groups and wraps up with Gov. Ige. The theme is what issues need to be addressed despite the continuing roll-out of renewable energy systems. It goes into what will happen five or 10 years in the future, or longer.