Sufficient Generation Anticipated Despite Puna Geothermal Offline

Hawai`i Electric Light says they expect to have sufficient generation for Thursday evening, despite the emergency shutdown of independent power producer Puna Geothermal Venture.

As a result company officials say a generation shortfall is not expected.

“We continue to work with Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and other agencies to monitor and evaluate the flow. The safety of employees and community is always the top priority,” the utility said in a Facebook post.

Photo: Hawai`i Electric Light crew took this photo on Mohala Street in Leilani Estates.