A powerful trio: Energy officials update plans at chamber function

  • From left, Warren Lee of Honua Ola Bioenergy, Jay Igancio of HELCO and Mike Kaleikini of Puna Geothermal Ventures sit down for a “talk story” presentation about Hawaii island’s energy future Wednesday during a Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce luncheon at ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

  • From left, Warren Lee of Honua Ola Bioenergy, Jay Igancio of HELCO and Mike Kaleikini of Puna Geothermal Ventures sit down for a “talk story” presentation about Hawaii island’s energy future Wednesday. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — Hawaii Island’s renewable energy portfolio took a hit from a series of natural disasters this year, losing both geothermal and hydroelectric power sources.