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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.
Self-Build Battery Energy Storage Systems on Maui and Hawaii Island
Hawaiian Electric plans to build battery energy storage systems on company-owned land at Waena near the Central Maui Landfill and at Keahole Power Plant. These self-build projects will help the electric grid to accommodate more renewable sources and ensure grid stability while reducing thermal plant emissions.
AES-CEIP 1 138 kV Overhead Transmission Line Relocation
Hawaiian Electric plans to relocate approximately 5,940 circuit feet of the AES-CEIP 1 138 kV transmission line and 4,100 circuit feet of the Kahe-Standard Oil 1 46kV sub-transmission line.
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.
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.
On August 2, 2018, we filed an application in Docket No. 2018-0185 requesting that the Public Utilities Commission approve the commitment of approximately $15.2 million in funds for the construction and installation of project Item Y00291, the Auiki Substation, line extensions and related equipment.
Fort Shafter Mauka Substation Underground 46kV Circuits
On January 17, 2017, Hawaiian Electric, Inc. (“Hawaiian Electric”) filed an application in Docket No. 2017-0008 requesting a Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”) determination that two 46 kilovolt (“kV”) subtransmission lines, as described later in this Application, be constructed above and below the surface of the ground, pursuant to Section 269-27.6(a) of the Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”).
Grid Modernization Strategy
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission directed Hawaiian Electric to make an initial draft of the Grid Modernization Strategy available for stakeholder review and comment no later than June 30, 2017, with the final Grid Modernization Strategy documents be filed with the commission no later than August 29, 2017. The Grid Modernization Strategy is part of a proposed new planning process known as " Integrated Grid Planning" that integrates the needs at all levels of the system.
On March 8, 2018, Hawaiian Electric Inc. ("Hawaiian Electric") filed an application in Docket No. 2018-0055 requesting that the Public Utilities Commission ("Commission") approve the commitment of approximately $8.8 million for the purchase and construction of the Kaaahi Substation.
Varentec Grid Optimization Project
Hawaiian Electric 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.