Producing Clean Energy

Competitive Bidding for New Generation

Listed below are Hawaiian Electric Company's current competitive bidding request for proposals.


Hawaiian Electric Renewable Energy Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (June 6, 2016)

On June 6, 2016, Hawaiian Electric asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for permission to begin the process of acquiring new renewable energy generation on the island of Oahu that can be placed in service by the end of 2020, consistent with the Five-Year Action Plan proposed in the Company’s Power Supply Improvement Plan.

The next steps in the process are for the PUC to rule on opening a docket leading to Hawaiian Electric issuing a request for proposals under the PUC’s competitive bidding rules and for the selection of an independent observer to oversee the process.

More information will be posted to this page when available.


Hawaiian Electric Company Request for Proposals (RFP) for at least 200MW of Renewable Energy for Oahu

RFP Update (July 19, 2013)

Only July 11, 2013, the commission issued Order No. 31354 to Docket No. 2011-0225 for the proceeding related to a competitive bidding process for 200 MW or more of renewable energy delivered to or on Oahu.  Order No. 31354 instructs the Company to amend its draft RFP to: 1) remove references to Castle & Cooke's Lanai Wind Project, 2) eliminate solicitations for an undersea transmission cable, and 3) reflect additional guidance provided in order No. 31354.  Hawaiian Electric will review the order and notify developers registered for the RFP when an updated RFP is posted. To read Order No. 31354, please click here. To learn more about Hawaiian Electric's Renewable Energy RFP, view important updates about the RFP process, or download the draft RFP and other pertinent documents, please go to www.hawaiianelectric.com/renewableRFP.


Maui Electric Dispatchable Firm Generation Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (May 5, 2016)

On May 5, 2016, Maui Electric Company asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for permission to begin the process of acquiring approximately 40 megawatts (MW) of dispatchable, firm generation - about 20 MW from renewable resources and 20 MW from fuel-flexible resources - by 2022.

The next steps in the process are for the PUC to rule on opening a docket leading to Maui Electric issuing a request for proposals under the PUC’s competitive bidding rules and for the selection of an independent observer to oversee the process.

More information will be posted to this page when available.


Maui Renewable Energy Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (January 6, 2017)

On January 6, 2017, Maui Electric asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for permission to begin the process of acquiring new renewable energy generation on the island of Maui that can be placed in service by the end of 2020, consistent with the Near-Term Resource Plan proposed in the Company’s Power Supply Improvement Plan.

The next steps in the process are for the PUC to rule on opening a docket leading to Maui Electric issuing a request for proposal under the PUC’s competitive bidding framework and for the selection of an independent observer to oversee the process.

More information will be posted to this page when available.


Molokai Renewable Energy Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (January 6, 2017)

On January 6, 2017, Maui Electric asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for permission to begin the process of acquiring new renewable energy generation on the island of Molokai that can be placed in service by the end of 2020, consistent with the Near-Term Resource Plan proposed in the Company’s Power Supply Improvement Plan.

The next steps in the process are for the PUC to rule on opening a docket leading to Maui Electric issuing a request for proposal under the PUC’s competitive bidding framework and for the selection of an independent observer to oversee the process.

More information will be posted to this page when available.


Lanai Renewable Energy Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (January 6, 2017)

On January 6, 2017, Maui Electric asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for permission to begin the process of acquiring new renewable energy generation on the island of Lanai that can be placed in service by the end of 2020, consistent with the Near-Term Resource Plan proposed in the Company’s Power Supply Improvement Plan.

The next steps in the process are for the PUC to rule on opening a docket leading to Maui Electric issuing a request for proposal under the PUC’s competitive bidding framework and for the selection of an independent observer to oversee the process.

More information will be posted to this page when available.


Hawaii Island Renewable Energy Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (January 6, 2017)

On January 6, 2017, Hawaii Electric Light asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for permission to begin the process of acquiring new renewable energy generation on the island of Hawaii that can be placed in service by the end of 2020, consistent with the Near-Term Resource Plan proposed in the Company’s Power Supply Improvement Plan.

The next steps in the process are for the PUC to rule on opening a docket leading to Hawaii Electric Light issuing a request for proposal under the PUC’s competitive bidding framework and for the selection of an independent observer to oversee the process.

More information will be posted to this page when available.