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Geothermal test wells planned for Maui

Mining leases and permits are required for Haleakala drilling

By Alan Yonan Jr.

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 19, 2012

~~<p>A company planning to develop a geothermal energy project on the southwestern slope of Haleakala said it hopes to begin drilling exploratory wells as early as next year to determine whether there are sufficient geothermal resources at the site.</p>
<p>Ormat Technologies Inc., which operates the state's only geothermal plant in the Puna District on Hawaii island, provided a rough outline of its proposed Maui project in an environmental impact statement preparation notice filed with the state earlier this year.</p>
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A company planning to develop a geothermal energy project on the southwestern slope of Haleakala said it hopes to begin drilling exploratory wells as early as next year to determine whether there are sufficient geothermal resources at the site.

Ormat Technologies Inc., which operates the state's only geothermal plant in the Puna District on Hawaii island, provided a rough outline of its proposed Maui project in an environmental impact statement preparation notice filed with the state earlier this year. Login for more...



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