HELCO gets OK to expedite selection of new energy projects

Lava flanks Puna Geothermal Venture on Sunday, June 3, 2018 in lower Puna. Special thanks to Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — The state Public Utilities Commission says it authorized Hawaii Electric Light Co. to expedite selection of new renewable energy projects due to the loss of Puna Geothermal Venture.