by Big Island Video News

(BIVN) – Hu Honua Bioenergy, LLC is again taking Hawaiian Electric to federal court, alleging the utility’s “chronic monopoly behavior has contributed to wildfire risks, nation-high electricity rates, an unreliable electric grid, and prevention of firm renewable energy for Hawaii’s ratepayers.”

Over the last several years, Hu Honua has been planning to burn harvested trees at its refurbished Pepeʻekeo power plant in order to produce energy to be sold to the Hawaiian Electric grid. However, a series of legal battles – most recently in the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court – has stalled the effort.

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