Lawmakers, stakeholders weigh in on future of AES coal plant

What, if anything, should be done with AES Corp.’s plant in West Oahu once its coal burning days are over as of September 2022?

It’s a pressing question for elected officials and stakeholders, who are of different opinions on whether the Barbers Point facility and its 180 megawatts of generating capacity should be allowed to retire, or be converted into biomass power — a firm renewable form of energy from burning wood, but one that has generated controversy, in part because it still involves…


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