Monthly Archives: August 2014

Decentralizing allows faster, cheaper plug-in

By Neil “Dutch” Kuyper, Star Advertiser
Aug 24, 2014

We view the transformation of Hawaii’s energy future through the lens of “Faster, Better and Cheaper.” For us, faster is vital because of the detrimental impact of high oil prices on the average resident and business. We need leadership from businesses, communities and policymakers, as well as transformational capital, to advocate for a more progressive plan to reduce our excessive exposure to the uncertainty of world energy markets and actually realize a cleaner energy future.
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Waimea’s Paniolo Power seeking qualifications for hydro system

West Hawaii Today
August 1, 2014

Parker Ranch’s power company subsidiary is looking for providers for a pumped-storage hydroelectric system. Paniolo Power Co. LLC announced their request for qualifications from engineering, procurement and construction providers on Thursday. The process will open next month. The request is the first potential project to emerge from the utility-grade integrated resource plan Parker Ranch initiated last year.
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