LTE: Loss of Hu Honua will cost customers

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, January 17, 2017 – Editorial | Island Voices

By George Martin, Hawaii Division business agent for the ILWU Local 142

Hu Honua did not “fail” (“Hu Honua’s project wasn’t sustainable,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Dec. 23).

Even though the plant’s owners invested $125 million and secured funding to complete the plant, Hawaiian Electric Light (HELCO) killed the project by refusing to extend basic construction deadlines. The facility was already 50 percent complete.

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