PUC, others respond to Honua Ola’s high court request

Part of the Honua Ola bioenergy plant in Pepeekeo. (KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald)

The state Public Utilities Commission has asked that a petition filed last month by Honua Ola Bioenergy — which seeks to vacate the commission’s July 9 decision that nullified an amended power purchase agreement between the nearly completed Pepeekeo power plant and Hawaiian Electric Co. — be denied in its entirety.