Honua Ola sues Hawaiian Electric for $1B

Tribune-Herald file photo Honua Ola power plant in Pepeekeo is shown on July 14, 2021.

Honua Ola Bioenergy is seeking more than $1 billion in damages from Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., claiming in federal court that the electric utility has used monopolistic measures to keep Honua Ola’s completed but idle biomass power plant from going online.