Aug 14, 2012 - Sempra US Gas & Power, part of US group Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE), abandoned its 300-MW photovoltaic (PV) project on Navy land in Hawaii, Pacific Business News (PBN) said on its website today, citing vice president of development Joe Rowley.
Rowley, who is in charge of Sempra's green energy and natural gas project development, spoke to the weekly newspaper on the sidelines of the 2012 Asia-pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo, running from Monday through Wednesday in Hawaii.
Sempra unveiled the USD-1-billion (EUR 809m) project at a conference last year, PBN said. The company's external affairs director Scott Crider told PBN then that the firm had proposed the project in response to an information on the website of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Enhanced Use Lease that the land had been considered for development. The plant was intended to supply the Navy with power for free and sell the rest of the output to local utility Hawaiian Electric Co.