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    Preliminary results from the Scientific Observation Hole (SOH) program, Kilauea East Rift Zone, Hawaii
    (Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1991-05-15) Olson, Harry J.
    A memo from Harry J. Olson, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, to Maurice Kaya with temperature data.
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    Options and questions for direct use in Puna, Hawaii
    (Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawaii, 2005) Gill, Andrea T.
    "Several options for the development of geothermal direct use enterprises in Puna, Hawaii have been identified, including: 1) tapping waste heat from the Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) power plant; 2) extracting heat from unused, existing exploratory wells; and 3) drilling new shallow wells to the top of the aquifer. Shallow (less than 305 meters deep) wells drilled in Puna during exploration for both potable water and geothermal resources indicate a low-temperature resource near the top of the aquifer, at or near sea level. However, PGV is currently injecting waste fluids at 150° C; waste heat from this source could be made available for direct utilization, obviating the need for new production or injection wells. Several scenarios for developing heat for direct uses are explored, along with their regulatory ramifications. Unanswered questions relating to the application of State and County laws and regulations are noted."
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    Commercialization of geothermal energy in Hawaii
    (Department of Planning and Economic Development, State of Hawaii, 1979-09) Kono, Hideto
    "Submitted to: Workshop on Geothermal Energy of The Hawaii State Legislature and The National Conference of State Legislatures; September 19, 1979; Honolulu, Hawaii"
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    The Puna community survey
    (SMS Research, Inc., 1982) SMS Research, Inc.
    The purpose and intent of this survey is to obtain basic demographic information (about) the residents, in addition to their opinions, perceptions, and attitudes toward the future development of the (Puna) District, with a special focus on geothermal related activities. In addition to its planning function, the survey can also assist the County's efforts to ensure effective social monitoring in the Puna district as geothermal development progresses there. It can help to guarantee adequate communication with Puna residents, whose district has been undergoing some of the most profound changes faced by any rural Hawaii area in the 1970's and 1980's. Because this was a random sample survey, it provides a representative voice of Puna" on the planning and policy questions covered by the survey. This report appears in two volumes. Volume I contains an overview of the findings, while Volume II presents detailed results. In accordance with the multi-purpose nature of this project, results in both volumes will be presented in three parts: Part I--General Planning and Demographic Information. Included in this part are discussions of Puna's population growth and composition; other demographic characteristics; labor force composition; travel in and out of Puna; shopping area preferences; and community commitment, involvement, and identity. This description of Puna's population is important for planning either geothermal or any other form of development in Puna. Part II--General Opinions on Puna's Current and Future Situation (Context for Geothermal Attitudes). This part of the report deals with results of questions about the best and worst aspects of life in Puna today, and about opinions on a wide variety of future development prospects for Puna. These results will be valuable for general community development planning, and they also provide a crucial context for viewing results of questions about geothermal development. Part III--Opinions on Geothermal Development and Geothermal-Powered Industry in Puna. The final part contains results of questions about development of geothermal and other industries which might be associated with the development of geothermal resources. It covers the awareness and perceived impacts of present geothermal drilling activities; comparative attitudes toward three separate scenarios for various levels of geothermal and industrial development in Puna; and opinions on a range of geothermal-related policy issues.
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    Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program
    (Department of Planning and Economic Development, State of Hawaii, 1986-01) Department of Planning and Economic Development, State of Hawaii
    Background information sheets about the Hawaii Deep Water Cable Program
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    Hawaii's geothermal and deep water cable programs
    (Geothermal Resources Council, 1985-08) Lesperance, Gerald O. ; Eaton, Russell
    "Hawaii's dependence on imported fuel oil for over 90 percent of its energy needs can be minimized by exploitation of the State's abundant indigenous energy resources. Geothermal power offers the best prospect for providing a significant baseload alternate to oil-fired electrical energy. However, the largest resource is on the Island of Hawaii which is separated by a substantial distance and extreme ocean depths from the State's load center on Oahu. No high voltage direct current electrical transmission cable has ever been installed under these conditions. This paper presents an overview of geothermal development in Hawaii and some details of the ongoing Hawaii deep water cable feasibility program to provide the necessary energy bridge."
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    Geothermal development impact on the 'OHIA-1' vegetation type
    (Department of Business and Economic Development, State of Hawaii, 1990-03-27) Robyn
    1 map : color
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    Geothermal resource subzone designations in Hawaii
    (Department of Planning and Economic Development, State of Hawaii, 1986-06) Kubacki, Joseph
    viii, 158, [58] pages : illustrations, maps
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    Daily construction reports for the Puna Geothermal Venture from December 12, 1989 to April 22, 1991
    (Department of Land and Natural Resources, State of Hawaii, 1989-1990) Tanaka, Eric
    Each daily report logs the progress of Puna Geothermal Venture's well construction and includes description of construction activities, materials, equipment, remarks, weather, and payroll information.
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    Draft interim report : evaluation of geothermal resources, status of exploration and information sources, volume i (text, tables, figures, appendix a)
    (GeothermEx, Inc., 1991-11) GeothermEx, Inc.
    "GeothermEx, Inc., has been contracted by DBED to provide various consulting services relating to the development of the geothermal resource of Hawaii. These services include preparation of a draft preliminary report containing an evaluation of the resource and a review of the status of exploration and description of information sources. This report presents the results of the initial five months of work on the project and consists of: • compilation and analysis of data; • description of a developing conceptual hydrogeologic model of the geothermal system; • evaluation of geothermal resource extent; • definition of some potential resource risks; • discussion of sources of information; and • discussion of geophysical and geochemical surveys and recommendations for future work."