Hawaii’s largest utility says it will sign a deal to buy up to five million gallons of biodiesel to use. This article from Pacific Business News says Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) told the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission that the supply from the developer could come as early as November 2015.
Proposals from several firms were received by HECO, although it redacted the section of the letter naming the firms. The deadline for proposals was July 31.
The locations where the biodiesel would be used includes HECO’s 110-megawatt West Oahu Campbell Industrial Park generating station and the 8-megawatt Honolulu International Airport Emergency Power Facility.
In late May, HECO issued the request for proposals for a contract term of three years.