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Army seeks input on building biofuel power plant on Oahu

Army seeks input on building biofuel power plant on Oahu Army seeks input on building biofuel power plant on Oahu
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The U.S. Army is seeking the public's feedback on developing a power plant on Oahu that would ultimately help the state achieve renewable energy goals, officials say.

The Army would lease 8.13 acres of land for the “Schofield Generation Station Project,” a 50-megawatt biofuel-capable power generation plant that would be constructed, owned, operated and maintained by Hawaiian Electric. The plant would be a secure, inland source of renewable power that would benefit Oahu residents and Hawaiian Electric, supplying power to the islandwide grid during normal operations, the Army said.

The plant would also provide a backup source of power during power outages for Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield and Field Station Kunia.

Electricity produced from using renewable biofuels would help the Army and state achieve renewable energy goals, according to the Army.

The community can participate in public meetings at the following times and locations:

May 20, 2015

  • Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Mililani Mauka Elementary School Cafeteria

May 21, 2015

  • Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Wahiawa District Park Recreation Center

The public can also review the project description and provide comments by clicking here.

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