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Title: Proceedings geothermal development and applications in Hawaii : seminars presented October 23-25, 1984 during American Energy Awareness week 
Author: Department of Planning and Economic Development, State of Hawaii
Date: 1984-10-23
Publisher: Department of Planning and Economic Development, State of Hawaii
Citation: Department of Planning and Economic Development, State of Hawaii. 1984. Proceedings geothermal development and applications in Hawaii: seminars presented October 23-25, 1984 during American Energy Awareness week. Honolulu (HI): Department of Planning and Economic Development, State of Hawaii.
Abstract: A series of seminars on the development and applications of geothermal energy in Hawaii was co-sponsored by the Department of Planning and Economic Development, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, County of Hawaii, and County of Maui during American Energy Awareness Week, October 21-28, 1984. These seminars were held on Maui and the Big Island where the development of geothermal energy appears most promising, and on Oahu where the demand for energy is greatest. The program began with an overview of geothermal development in Hawaii. Included was the evolution and performance of the Hawaii Geothermal Project -- the initial well and power plant which established the existence of a viable geothermal resource in Hawaii. Future development plans were highlighted by the resource developers and representatives of the electric utilities. Spirited discussion by botanists, air quality scientists, planners, and the public brought to light several environmental issues associated with geothermal development. The results of the Kilauea East Rift Zone Air Quality Survey were presented. This survey quantified existing pre-development concentrations of potential environmental pollutants. Environmental laws and permits, designed to safeguard our environment, were reviewed as they apply to geothermal development. An update on the status of the Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program was provided. Discussions covered the technical hurdles involved in connecting the Islands of the State with an undersea electric transmission cable laid atdepths never before attempted. Also included was a preliminary analysis of the legal, institutional, and financial problems associated with such a project.The great potential for direct-use or non-electrical applications ofgeothermal energy was explored. Some possibilities discussed were dehydration and processing of agricultural products, aquaculture, byproduct utilization, and refrigeration. The Puna Geothermal Research Facility will investigate these and other potential uses of this geothermal resource.
Description: Typescript (mimeograph). Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-59).
Sponsorship: Department of Planning and Economic Development, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, County of Hawaii, and County of Maui
Pages/Duration: 93 pages
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/23373
Keywords: economics, planning, power production, Hawaii

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