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Investing in the Future
Our company and employees are dedicated to serving the communities of Hawaii. We're investing in our infrastructure by upgrading utility poles, transmission lines and more. We are focused on partnering with independent power producers to develop the next generation of clean, renewable energy systems.
We want you to know about our activities in your area and welcome feedback and comments.
Ala Wai Canal Underground Cable Relocation
The State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) plans to dredge the Ala Wai Canal starting in June 2018 to facilitate dredging which allows for flood control and increased recreational use, pending approval of permits.
Varentec Grid Optimization Project
Hawaiian Electric Company and Santa Clara-based Varentec, Inc. have announced a strategic partnership to install and validate performance of Varentec's technology for ensuring grid reliability and efficiency while allowing more private rooftop solar systems to be added to island grids.
The circuits chosen for this project are the Aalapapa (Lanikai) and Enchanted Lakes in Kailua. These circuits were identified for this project because of its high/rising level of rooftop solar penetration and its mixed characteristic of 4 kilovolt (kV) and 12 kV service lines.
AES-CEIP 2 138 kV Overhead Transmission Line Relocation
Hawaiian Electric plans to relocate approximately 4,500 feet of the AES-CEIP 2 138 kV transmission line as a result of negotiation terms for the construction of a regional drainage channel and the Kapolei Harborside development.
Kahe-CEIP 1&2 138 kV Overhead Line Relocation
On March 17, 2016, Hawaiian Electric, Inc. (“Hawaiian Electric”) filed an application in Docket No. 2016-0075 requesting a Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) determination that a section of 138 kilovolt (“kV”) double circuit transmission line be constructed above the surface of the ground, pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes 269-27.6.
This project, at the request of Aina Nui, involves the relocation of two spans of the Kahe-CEIP 1&2 138 kV overhead lines, starting from P30A and P30B located within the CEIP Substation and ending at a new pole, P.28X, located near the intersection of Kapolei Parkway and the future Harbor Access Road.
The proposed scope for this project includes: (1) the installation of four self-supporting steel poles; (2) the installation of a new section of 138 kV conductors, optical ground wire (“OPGW”), and shield wire; (3) the removal of one pole; and (4) the removal of an existing section of 138 kV conductors, OPGW, and shield wire in the vicinity of the existing CEIP Transmission Substation near the ewa end of Kapolei Parkway in Campbell Industrial Park.
The estimated cost of the project is approximately $1.8 million. Hawaiian Electric and Aina Nui Corporation (“Aina Nui”) have an executed proposal letter for this work. Aina Nui will pay 100% of the project cost.
The nearest existing homes are more than 3, 960 feet away. (The closest homes are in the Honokai Hale and Makakilo areas). In addition, the impact, visual and otherwise, to the existing nearby homes should be minimal as there are existing 138 kV overhead lines in the project area.
As detailed in the application, Hawaiian Electric considered a number of factors, including the significantly higher costs for the underground alternative, in concluding that the relocated 138 kV lines should be constructed overhead.
A copy of Hawaiian Electric's application is available here in PDF format. It is also available for review through the Commission's electronic Document Management System, accessible on-line at the following web address: http://dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms/. Docket Quick Link 2016-0075. In addition, a copy of the application is available for review at Hawaiian Electric's Regulatory Affairs Office 220 South King Street, Suite 1301.
Public comments may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Smart Grid Initial Project
We're modernizing the electric system by developing a more robust, 21st-century smart grid to better serve you.
For more information about the smart grid and smart meter upgrades, please visit our Smart Grid and Smart Meters pages or call our Smart Grid Hotline at (808) 440-4977.