HECO Contracts with Imperium to Provide Biodiesel

HONOLULU (KHNL)  - Hawaiian Electric Company filed an application Thursday with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission for approval of a biodiesel supply contract for its new Campbell Industrial Park generating station.

The contract is the result of a competitive bidding process.

The biodiesel will be supplied on an exclusive basis by Imperium Renewables.

The contract will continue through the end of 2011 and provides that Imperium will supply Hawaiian Electric's total fuel requirements for the Campbell generating station, anticipated to be between 5 million and 12 million gallons of biodiesel per year.