PUC, others respond to Honua Ola’s high court request

A tour is led through the Honua Ola Bioenergy plant, then known as Hu Honua Bioenergy, in 2017 in Pepeekeo. (Tribune-Herald/file photo)

The state Public Utilities Commission has asked that a petition filed last month by Honua Ola Bioenergy — which seeks to vacate the commission’s July 9 decision that nullified an amended power purchase agreement between the nearly completed Pepeekeo power plant and Hawaiian Electric Co. — be denied in its entirety.