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Maui County Plows Ahead on Plans to Convert Garbage into Electricity

·By civilbeat

Here’s an interesting development on the Valley Isle. 

Sophie Cocke reports in her Landblog:

Maui County isn’t waiting on the electric utility to issue a request for proposals for waste-to-energy projects. 

The county’s Department of Environmental Services issued its own RFP last week, The Maui News reports.

Maui Electric Co. (a subsidiary of HECO) has talked about issuing a RFP for 50 megawatts of firm energy, which would include waste-to-energy projects, for more than a year, at least. It’s not clear what the hold up is. But Maui officials seem to have lost patience. 

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