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Request for Proposals - Energy Storage System


May 21, 2014:

The deadline to submit the “Intent To Bid Form” has been extended to 10:00 AM on May 29, 2014.

May 20, 2014:

The Pre-Bid Meeting has been postponed. Follow up information will be sent directly to companies that have submitted “Intent To Bid Forms” by the deadline.

Hawaiian Electric Company Request for Proposal (RFP# 072114-01) for 60 to 200 MW of Energy Storage for Oahu

To meet its goal of adding more renewable generation to the O‘ahu grid, Hawaiian Electric Company is seeking proposals for one or more large-scale energy storage systems able to store 60 to 200 megawatts for up to 30 minutes. Potential bidders will be asked for proposals that include engineering, procurement, construction, testing, commissioning, start-up and performance verification. The deadline for proposals is July 21, 2014 with the goal of having the energy storage system(s) in service in the first quarter of 2017.

Notes pertaining to this RFP

  • RFP due date is no later than Monday, July 21 2014, 10:00 a.m. Hawaii Standard Time (HST).

  • Intent to Submit Bid Form, Intent to attend Pre-Bid meeting (# of people attending) are due no later than Friday, May 16 2014, 10:00 a.m. HST.

  • Questions regarding the RFP shall be submitted in writing by email no later than Monday, June 30 2014.

  • Bidders shall submit seven (7) hard copies of the Proposal documents. An electronic proposal is requested in a .PDF format, in addition hardcopies must follow to the below address.

    Judy Facuri
    Hawaiian Electric
    Attention: Judy Facuri, CP11-VP
    PO Box 2750
    Honolulu, HI 96840

  • Bid Schedule:
    - RFP Issue April 30, 2014
    - Intent to Submit Bid May 29, 2014
    - Pre-Bid Meeting TBA
    - Written Questions June 30, 2014
    - Final Amendment July 14, 2014
    - Bid/Proposal Submission July 21, 2014
    - Bidder Interview August 11-22, 2014
    - EPC Award & Notice to Proceed August 29, 2014

  • The RFP will be available on the Hawaiian Electric website for other interested parties to download.

  • Responses to questions will be posted on the website. Hawaiian Electric will not send an email when answers are posted. It is the bidders’ responsibility to monitor the webpage for responses.

RFP #072114-01 Documents

Document Title Description/Link
RFP Document: ESS Request for Proposals
Attachment A: Intent to Bid Form
Attachment B: RFP Schedule
Attachment C: Requested Bidder Information
Attachment D: RFP Project Specification
Attachment E: Schedule of Permits and Government Approvals
Attachment F: Bidder's Response Form
Attachment G: Hawaiian Electric State of the System Summary for ESS RFP
Attachment H: Draft EPC Contract - Change Log
Questions & Answers: Bidder Questions & Answers
Amendments: Amendment 1, Amendment 2, Amendment 3