Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawai'i Authority (NELHA) is a state agency that manages and operates a research facility and an industrial park devoted to ocean sciences and technology, both at Keahole Point on the island of Hawaii. The research facility houses projects performing research, development, demonstration, and commercialization of natural energy and related resources. The industrial park provides site and infrastructure for aquaculture and other ocean-related commercial ventures.
The governing body of the Authority consists of eleven voting members:
- four ex officio voting members are:
- Director of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
- Chairperson of the Board of Land and Natural Resources
- President of the University of Hawaii
- Mayor of the County of Hawaii
- three members from the general public, one of whom is a resident of Hawaii County, appointed by the Governor for staggered terms.
- two representative each from the boards of
- High Technology Development Corporation
- Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation
- Chairperson of the Research Advisory Committee
- Secretary of the Research Advisory Committee
NELHA's assets include office and laboratory facilities, infrastructure, pristine natural resources, and leasable open land for use by tenant research, education, and commercial projects. A dual-temperature seawater system that is the only one of its kind in the world sets NELHA apart from all other technology parks and creates a prime setting for innovation and new industry development in this island coastal setting. 
- Bottling plant to open at Nelha Pacific Business News, 7-18-05.
- New NELHA tenant is a ROVer Pacific Business News, 7-25-05.
- NELHA searches for identity as it strives to be self-sufficient by Clynton Namuo Pacific Business News, 8-1-05.
- NELHA is vital, but it's not a charity Pacific Business News, 8-1-05.
- NELHA tenants fume over higher water rates by Clynton Namuo Pacific Business News, 9-5-05.
- Kona Blue Water starts harvest of ‘Kona Kampachi’ By Rod Thompson Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9-21-05.
- Kona's deep-seawater bottlers will tap into Mainland markets by Nina Wu Pacific Business News, 11-28-05.
- Big Isle sea-horse farm flourishes -- The only such facility in the country thrives thanks to a marine biologist on the Big Isle By Karin Stanton Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 12-5-05.
- Energy lab considers higher rents in drive to self-sufficiency by Clynton Namuo Pacific Business News, 12-16-05.
- Nelha signs sixth water bottler Pacific Business News, August 28, 2006.
- NELHA will become foreign trade zone Pacific Business News, September 15, 2006.
- Sudick, Jennifer. Hawaii getting more self-sufficient -- The new executive director of Friends of NELHA wants to educate people about renewable energy and aquaculture Honolulu Star-Bulletin, June 4, 2007.