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Army to study potential power plant at Schofield

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:44 a.m. HST, Jan 21, 2014

The Army is studying a potential biofuel-capable power plant at Schofield Barracks.

The public has an opportunity to provide input on alternatives, potential environmental impacts and other issues of concern that should be included in an environmental impact study. Public scoping meetings will be held Feb. 5 at Mililani Mauka Elementary School and Feb. 6 at Wahiawa District Park.

The Army says the proposed plant would be an inland source of renewable energy that benefits Oahu and communities surrounding Schofield.

The plant would provide backup power for Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield and Field Station Kunia. Electricity produced from biofuels at the plant will help the Army achieve renewable energy goals.

Air quality, traffic and storm water are among the impacts that will be studied.

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serious wrote:
Go Army!! Good idea!!
on January 21,2014 | 05:11AM
localguy wrote:
I wonder if they are also looking at buying the fuel pellets and installing more solar panels. If they build their own plant HECO's CEO will really be upset as her bonus will drop, less power sold to the US Government. Git'r done Army.
on January 21,2014 | 06:31AM
SueH wrote:
I don't see how an Army power plant at Schofield benefits "Oahu and communities surrounding Schofield" especially if it only provides backup power to Wheeler, Schofield, and the Kunia tunnel. Seems like completely and Army thing, with no benefit to anyone else.
on January 21,2014 | 07:01AM
inverse wrote:
Forget biofuel, military in Hawaii should have as their ultimate goal, generating electricity at their secure bases using compact, SAFE, self-contained nuclear reactor similar in concept to what powers US Navy's nuclear submarines and air craft carriers. For people who keep on saying there will never be nuclear power in Hawaii, just check Pearl Harbor and at any given time there quite a few active nuclear reactors hanging out there in the heart of Honolulu.
on January 21,2014 | 12:47PM
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