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Geothermal Plant Supplies ~20% of Hawaii’s Electricity

September 2nd, 2011 | by Andrew

Living on active volcanic islands has its downsides and its upsides. When it comes to the plus side, there's the potential to use geothermal energy to produce significant amounts of cheap, clean, renewable electrical power. And that's what's happening on the 'Big Island' of Hawaii, where Ormat Technologies' Puna Geothermal Venture is producing about 20% of the electricity consumed on the island, which removes the need to buy and burn some 144,000 barrels of oil a year



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