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The owner of Hawaii’s sole geothermal power plant tells a federal court in Nevada that it committed no fraud to land $130 million in federal grants.
Critics say they will contest a new geothermal energy deal between Hawaii Electric Light Co. and Ormat, its longtime partner.
The owner of Puna Geothermal Ventures is mired in a federal whistleblower lawsuit that could result in penalties amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars.
If power plant on Big Island were to start extracting valuable minerals like lithium on state-owned land, royalty payments should increase.