The Locational Value Map / Address Search Tool allows customers and solar contractors to see approximately how much space may be available for private rooftop solar installations in their area based on the big picture. The map displays the percentage of space currently available on our higher voltage primary system, but not on the thousands of secondary neighborhood circuits embedded within the primary system. So, please keep in mind that although our primary system may have available space as shown in the map, it’s possible that the local system will require upgrades before any additional private solar systems can be installed.
The LVM tool also shows areas on the electrical grid with existing/future grid needs. The grid needs identified are based off the certainty of future loads coming to fruition and occurring within a certain timeframe. A certainty rating of 1 is a grid need identified within the next 5 years that includes new service requests (i.e. future loads) received by the Company. All other cases receive a certainty rating of 0.
Data shown in the map and from the address search tool is updated nightly on weekdays. For more information about possible studies and upgrades, call or email the respective program ( SIA, NEM, FIT). For questions or comments regarding the LVM tool, please email LVM@hawaiianelectric.com.
* % Available refers to the percentage of remaining space currently available for solar on the primary circuit based on a primary hosting capacity model. Depending on the percentage available, an interconnection study and upgrades may be necessary. Any circuits with less than 5%, will most likely require an interconnection study. Additional checks are also done on secondary circuits to safely ensure a customer may interconnect.
** Available remaining kW or kilowatt is the total capacity output available for customers to connect solar energy systems to the grid based on the hosting capacity of the primary circuit and service address location.
† All circuits are eligible for Quick Connect non-export programs Customer Self-Supply (CSS) or Net Energy Metering Plus (NEM Plus) except Molokai. Quick Connect unrestricted circuits where % available is greater than or equal to 30% and the circuit is not 2.4 kV or 4 kV allow for export programs Customer Grid-Supply Plus (GSP) and Smart Export (ISE) for projects less than 25 kW on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island. Quick Connect restricted circuits where % available is below 30% are available to export programs (GSP and ISE) on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island only if they are energized in a non-exporting mode until conditional approval is granted by Hawaiian Electric or remains in a non-export mode if conditional approval is denied.
Address Search Tool
Begin your address search*** by entering either: (1) Street Number AND Zip Code, or (2) Street Name AND Zip Code.
Please Note: If a customer service representative contacts you by phone, the call may be recorded or monitored for quality purposes. This may also apply to incoming calls to our Customer Service Center.
*** Please note that the Search Results will only display up to the first 100 records from the criteria that you have entered.