Hawaii Geothermal Project

  • Louis J. Goodman


This case history was researched during the period 1978–1979 and published in 1980.* The pilot or demonstration power plant was put on line in 1981, supplying 3.0 MW of electricity to the residents of the island of Hawaii. The Epilogue discusses increased geothermal explorations and updates the economic, environmental, and social impact analyses to 1984. Two additional factors from 1979 to 1984 are of interest: (1) the population of the state increased to slightly over 1 million, with 780,000 persons on Oahu, and (2) dependence on imported petroleum for energy in the state decreased from 99 percent to 90 percent.


Project Planning Hydrogen Sulfide Geothermal Energy Geothermal Reservoir Program Coordinator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Louis J. Goodman
    • 1
  1. 1.UCLAUSA

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