Integrated Grid Planning

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Integrated Grid Planning

Climate Change Action Plan

In 2021, Hawaiian Electric announced a bold Climate Change Action Plan centered on reducing carbon emissions in 2030 by as much as 70% below 2005 levels and reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2045. Reducing carbon emissions by more than two-thirds over this decade will be a stretch. We know it’s achievable, and if everyone pitches in, we’ll create a cost-effective, sustainable and resilient energy system for future generations.

Review the Climate Change Action Plan


Clean Energy Goals

A key strategy to reach net zero emissions is generating our energy from clean, renewable sources. As an island state, we can’t rely on importing clean energy from neighboring states. Fortunately, Hawaii has an abundance of natural, renewable resources that can power a resilient grid.

We call our vision for using 100% local, clean energy, “Hawaii Powered.”

Hawaii Powered celebrates finding solutions for a clean energy future right here in Hawaii.

Clean energy for Hawaii by Hawaii:

  • Frees us from external energy dependency
  • Expands energy choices
  • Supports our Climate Change Action Plan and decarbonization goals
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Some of the ways we'll get there:

  • Retiring and reducing use of fossil-fueled generating units


  • Using more grid-scale and customer-owned energy storage solutions


  • Expanding geothermal resources


  • Adding clean energy projects (including community-based shared solar projects) capable of generating a total of at least 1 gigawatt


  • Creating customer programs that incentivize using clean, lower cost energy


Path to Hawaii Powered

Integrated Grid Planning

Our work to move toward a Hawaii Powered future is guided by a process called Integrated Grid Planning, or “IGP.” The IGP process brings many people together to build a resilient and reliable grid from local, renewable energy sources with various technologies and scales.

In this context, resilience means adapting to social, environmental, economic and technological changes to meet current and future energy needs.

Inputs and Assumptions New!

Forecasting the future of energy takes a lot of complicated data, which is why we’re breaking down what it means for customers. We hope the Inputs and Assumptions Data Dashboard helps explain how we leverage data to plan for how much clean energy we’ll need to generate to meet future customer demand.

Integrated Grid Planning Today

We are currently working to define the plan for putting together Hawaii’s clean energy grid. This work includes aligning our IGP initiatives with the larger Climate Change Action Plan, analyzing models and planning for renewable energy zones and transmission infrastructure. Learn more about IGP accomplishments and upcoming work in the graphic below.

Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Learn about planning process engagement

Upcoming Public Involvement Opportunities

Watch this space for engagement opportunities.

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Stakeholder Document Libraries

Browse the library of all stakeholder documents, or click the links below to read about past meetings with active stakeholder groups. Get more information on working groups.

We’ve reorganized our Integrated Grid Planning (IGP) Document Library!

To be more accessible and transparent, we’ve added search functions so visitors can find specific documents and sort documents by topic.



Broad Public
Engagement

Updated: 3/12/2020



Stakeholder
Council

Updated: 5/19/2022



Technical Advisory
Panel

Updated: 9/8/2022

Stakeholder Technical Working Groups Documents

Stakeholder Technical

Updated: 9/21/2022

Resilience Working Group Documents

Resilience

Updated: 6/1/2020


Recent and Upcoming Meetings


Updated Competitive Bidding Framework

On April 21, 2021, the Commission issued Order No. 37740 establishing a procedural schedule to review the updated Competitive Bidding Framework filed by the Companies, and instructed the Parties to provide their comments by the noted deadlines.

Procedural Step Deadline Date
Consumer Advocate’s and Intervenors' Comments on the Updated Framework May 18, 2021
Hawaiian Electric’s Reply Comments May 27, 2021

Click here to view historical Integrated Grid Planning updates


Contact Us!

Email us at IGP@hawaiianelectric.com.