Weekly Update: February 18, 2020

weekly update

February 18, 2020
Michael Yee
Hawaii County Planning Department
101 Pauahi Street, Ste. 3
Hilo, HI 96720


Dear Mr. Yee:

Pursuant to Condition No. 4 of the Geothermal Resource Permit, Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) hereby submits the Weekly Status Report for the week ending February 16, 2020.

Power plant
Continued with turbine and generator overhauls.

  • OEC 11 continued power skid equipment installation.
  • OEC 22 continued power skid equipment installation.
  • OEC 25 continued power skid equipment installation.

Waiting on building permits to continue substation installation.


  • KS-14 Well maintenance will continue when Rig 4 is available.
  • KS-17 Commenced initial drilling of well.
  • KS-18 Drilling stopped to install and cement 16” casing, current depth 2,186’.
  • MW-5 Drilling postponed, relocating Rig #4 to KS-17.
  • MW-4 Secured operation to install new line shaft pump.

Acoustic Engineer completed noise surveys around Rig #1 and the surrounding communities.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me.


Ronald P. Quesada
EH&S Manager