Developers request confidentiality on wind farm

HONOLULU (AP) - Developers of a proposed Lanai wind farm want to keep information on the project secret.

Attorneys for Castle & Cooke Properties Inc. on Monday asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to keep confidential the information submitted for regulatory review.,

Castle and Cooke in 2008 proposed a 200-megawatt wind energy project on Lanai with transmission to Oahu by undersea cable.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the utilities commission opened a new case in July to review progress on the project after a majority ownership stake was sold to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

Castle & Cooke say it retained rights to the wind project but utility commission officials say there is uncertainty about that.

Seven entities including two energy developers and two community groups have filed to intervene in the case.

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