Clean Energy Hawaii

Virtual Community Meetings

July 14 virtual community meeting for Maui

As part of ongoing efforts to replace fossil-fuel generation on Maui, Hawaiian Electric will share and address community input received on its draft request for proposals (RFP) seeking a potential variety of renewable energy projects during a virtual community meeting on Thursday, July 14, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 14: 5:30 p.m.

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July 12 virtual community meeting for Oahu

As part of ongoing efforts to replace fossil-fuel generation on Oahu, Hawaiian Electric shared and addressed community input received on its draft request for proposals (RFP) seeking a potential variety of renewable energy projects during a virtual community meeting on Tuesday, July 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12: 6:30 p.m.

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Next Stage of Renewable Energy Projects for Oahu and Maui

Maintaining Safe and Reliable Energy for Customers

To help meet Hawaii’s decarbonization goals, Hawaiian Electric has filed a draft request for proposals (RFP) for potentially a broad array of renewable energy projects Oahu and Maui.

Once the draft is approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), the company will seek proposals for a variety of renewable energy and capacity resources on Oahu and Maui that includes but is not limited to wind, solar, biomass and biofuels. Standalone energy storage proposals also will be accepted.

This draft RFP is unique in that it includes firm renewable capacity for both islands. Firm renewable energy differs from intermittent resources such as solar and wind in that it is available at all times. While previous RFPs have focused exclusively on intermittent resources, this new procurement seeks to broaden the future generation mix to ensure the two islands have a diverse portfolio of generation resources.

Hawaiian Electric will host virtual public meetings to seek input on the draft RFP. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback during the meetings.

Oahu

Tuesday, May 10: 6:30 p.m.

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Maui

Tuesday, May 24: 5:30 p.m.

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Oahu Firm Renewable Virtual Community Meeting

To help meet Hawaii’s decarbonization goals, Hawaiian Electric will file a draft Request for Proposals for firm renewable energy procurement for Oahu.

Firm renewable energy differs from intermittent resources such as solar and wind in that it is available for use at all times, except when undergoing maintenance. This has been an important part of Hawaiian Electric's plans dating back to its 2016 Power Supply Improvement Plan.

Hawaiian Electric hosted a virtual community meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 to seek public input prior to filing the draft RFP. View recorded event.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback by emailing oahurenewablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com. The event will re-air on March 5 at 9 p.m., March 6 at 10 p.m., March 7 at 3:30 p.m., and March 11 at 8 a.m. on Olelo54.

Hawaiian Electric will be seeking proposals to acquire 500 to 700 megawatts of energy from firm renewable generation resources. Proposals also will be accepted from existing firm generation projects for new terms after conversion to using renewable fuels. If approved, the projects are expected to come online by 2031. The timeline for proposals, subject to PUC approval, is:

Milestone Schedule Dates
Technical Status Conference March 14, 2022
Parties and Participants file Comments by April 4, 2022
PUC Review and Order to Release RFP May 9, 2022
Proposed Final RFP filed by May 31, 2022
Final RFP Approved and issued by June 30, 2022
Hawaiian Electric Proposal Due Date Sept. 29, 2022, at 2 p.m. HST
IPP and Affiliate Proposal Due Date Sept. 30, 2022, at 2 p.m. HST
Selection of Priority List Dec. 16, 2022
Best and Final Offers Due Dec. 23, 2022

Hawaii Island Stage 3 Community Meeting

Hawaiian Electric hosted a virtual community meeting to discuss the Request for Proposals for the third stage of its renewable energy procurement for Hawaii Island on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021.

The virtual session was recorded and is available for viewing.