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Integrated Interconnection Queue FAQ
What is the IIQ?
- IIQ stands for "Integrated Interconnection Queue". This initial phase, Phase 1, is designed to provide some basic information to an applicant and/or contractor/developer for where they fall in the IIQ by company name and on a particular circuit. We will deliver Phase 1 by 1/30/15 as outlined in our company's response to the PUC dated 8/26/14 to Decision & Order #32053, Docket # 2011-0206.
- There is a Phase 2 for the IIQ, which will occur over the next few years (2015 and beyond). Deployment will provide more information (data fields), enhanced functionality (online application process, etc.), improved business processes, includes external feedback from major stakeholders and improves on the overall customer experience.
What do the "Procurement" codes stand for?
|NEM||Net Energy Metering|
|SIA||Standard Interconnection Agreement|
|PPA||Power Purchase Agreement (Distribution level only)|
|Schedule Q||Schedule Q|
|Other||Other programs to be defined over time by the companies|
How are the Review Status codes applied?
Review Status Code*
Review Status Definition
Review Completeness is the first phase of the review process after the Hawaiian Electric Companies receive an application. If an application passes, it moves on to the Initial Technical Review (ITR). If an application is deemed incomplete, the customer/contractor will be notified of the discrepancies requiring correction (CAR).
Initial Technical Review
Initial technical review, the second review phase, determines if the project meets the Hawaiian Electric Companies' technical requirements for grid interconnection. During the initial technical review, our engineers may determine that additional information is required (CAR). The outcome of the initial technical review will determine whether the project is:
During supplemental review, the Hawaiian Electric Companies review the project in greater detail, examining how the project affects the utilities' grids. During the supplemental review, our engineers may determine that additional information is required (CAR). The outcome of the supplemental review will determine whether the project is: 1) Approved (PI) or; 2) Approved with mitigating measures (PI) or; 3) That the project needs an Interconnection Requirements Study (IRS) or; 4) That the project must await the implementation of interconnection requirements (SRC) or; 5) That the project needs a Representative Study (RS).
Supplemental Review Complete
A project falls under SRC when it must wait for the Hawaiian Electric Companies to: 1) Complete system upgrades or; 2) Receive the applicant's upgrade payments (if applicable) or; 3) Conclude further data collection and/or the development and testing of mitigation solutions (RS).
Interconnection Requirements Study
The Interconnection Requirements Study is a detailed technical study paid for by the customer. The IRS examines the project's effect on the Hawaiian Electric Companies' grids. Mitigation measures determined by the IRS may be required for the project to interconnect.
As part of our planning efforts, the Hawaiian Electric Companies will conduct Representative Studies to understand the circuit and system level impacts of distributed generation (DG), and to determine how best to mitigate these impacts in order to allow additional DG.
*Note: These codes have been used as part of the IRS (Interconnection Requirements Study) reporting process.
|Review Status Code**||Review Status Definition||When Used|
|CAR||Customer Action Required||If the Hawaiian Electric Companies request additional information (such as, but not limited to: signatures, revisions, insurance, etc.) anytime during the RC, ITR or SR review process, the responsibility falls on the customer/contractor to respond. Further processing of the agreement may be delayed until a complete and correct response is received.|
|PI||Pending Installation||A PI status signifies that the Hawaiian Electric Companies provide conditional interconnection approval for the subject project, and it may be installed. The project remains under PI until the customer provides all outstanding documentation (such as, but not limited to: closed building permit(s), signature pages, stamped and signed drawings, voltage / frequency settings, etc.) and, if applicable, notifies the Hawaiian Electric Companies that the project is ready for inspection.|
|PV||Pending Verification||A PV status signifies that the customer has submitted all outstanding documentation and, if applicable, has notified the Hawaiian Electric Companies that the project is ready for inspection.|
|PE||Pending Execution||A PE status signifies that both PI and PV have been completed, and all final documentation has been received by the Hawaiian Electric Companies. At this point, the Hawaiian Electric Companies begin compiling the submitted documentation for final execution and, if applicable, schedule the meter change.|
**Note: These codes are new codes created to provide more transparency into the applicants' status on the queue.
What is the format for the queue position data field?
Queue position data field stands for YYYYMMDDHHMMSS (Year, Month, Day, Hour - based on a 24-hour period, Minute and Second).
How do I find my Agreement ID?
This is a number that is assigned by the company. You and/or your developer/contractor are provided with this number when the application is submitted. This information is sent to the applicant based on the contact information provided with your application.
How do I find my Developer ID?
This is a number that is assigned by the company. Each developer and/or contractor has been provided their unique Developer ID. This information is provided along with your Agreement ID after your application is received and deemed complete.
If you do not have this number, you may enter your Agreement ID into the "Filter" box on the IIQ or circuit queue web pages, click the "search" button to locate your Developer ID.
Why are there several pages for the IIQ?
- The initial web page is referred to as the "Splash" web page. It will house some basic information by company.
- The web page that appears after you select "Access Now" displays the IIQ for each company with 2 different reports ("Overall IIQ" and "Circuit Queue").
- The "Overall IIQ" report shows where all applicants fall in line on the IIQ by company. After locating your Agreement ID/Developer ID, refer to the column in the middle (Circuit) and click on the hyper-link which will open another report.
- The report that appears after you click on the circuit is the "Circuit Queue" report. This shows where you fall in line on a particular circuit.
How do I find out when my application status will change?
Each calendar month the IIQ will be updated.
How old is the information reported on the IIQ?
- Beginning on January 30, 2015, we will begin reporting an IIQ by company for each calendar month.
- Initially, the data will be updated by the end of the month for the month prior's activity. For example, on January 30, 2015, the IIQ will be updated to reflect information received through December 31, 2014.
- Over time, our goal is to provide this information at least 2 times per month.
If I have questions on my status, what number do I call or what’s the email address?
- For Oahu (Hawaiian Electric), the contact number is (808) 548-7311
- For Maui Electric, the contact number is (808) 871-8461, Ext. 2445
- Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Hawaii Electric Light, the contact number is (808) 969-0358
How do I locate the definition of the data fields?
Hover over the top of each data field and a definition box will appear.
What is my circuit queue number based on?
- The circuit queue number is based on where an applicant falls on a particular circuit.
- Your number on that circuit could be based on 1 of 3 items depending on your project:
- Date/time interconnection application was received; or
- Date/time interconnection application was resubmitted; or
- Date interconnection application was determined complete and valid.
Can my circuit queue number change?
- Yes. The circuit queue position number will change as applicants move through the review process and as other applicants come on and off the IIQ.
- For example, if information on the application is incorrect or missing, you will be notified and this will affect your position in the IIQ. Additionally, the circuit queue number will change based on the timing of other applicant's responses to their incorrect or missing information that may have been communicated prior to the establishment of your circuit queue number.
Why can’t I find my project by my address?
This is a public listing. In order to protect an applicant's privacy, we do not provide addresses.
Why isn’t my developers name listed?
This is a public listing. In order to protect an applicant's privacy, we do not provide developers' names.