By JOHN BURNETT Hawaii Tribune-Herald –

Honua Ola Bioenergy is seeking more than $1 billion in damages from Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., claiming in federal court that the electric utility has used monopolistic measures to keep Honua Ola’s completed but idle biomass power plant from going online.

Honua Ola, also known as Hu Honua Bioenergy, filed a motion Thursday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu asking that its 2016 civil suit against Hawaiian Electric be reopened to consider antitrust claims Honua Ola says it has discovered since the lawsuit was originally filed.

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