BLNR renews KIUC permit despite local opposition

  • Contributed by Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative

    David Bissell is president and CEO of Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative.

  • Contributed by Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative

    The lower Waiahi hydroelectric plant is seen from the air.

LIHU‘E — The state Board of Land and Natural Resources renewed Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative’s revocable permit to divert water from Wai‘ale‘ale and Waikoko streams last week, despite opposition from local groups.

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