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Competitive Bidding for New Generation

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Feb. 27, 2018 Hawaiian Electric Companies seek new renewable generation

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

Answers to questions from stakeholders will be updated periodically.

Proposals can be submitted via www.poweradvocate.com

The Company has prepared a Proposal Submittal Tutorial to guide Proposers through the submittal process (Adobe PDF version).


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (March 5, 2018)

Maui Electric will be offering a site visit of the Company-owned Waena site on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The Waena site is located along Pulehu and Waiko (a.k.a. Upper Division) Roads and Maui Electric personnel will be on site to facilitate access. The objective of the site visit is to allow interested parties a firsthand look at the physical layout and condition of the existing site, such that appropriate consideration can be accounted for in the development of Proposals.

Proposers may ask general questions related to the physical characteristics of the site, but due to the nature of the competitive bidding process, Maui Electric personnel (at their discretion) may not be able to answer or communicate directly with individual Proposers on specific questions. All questions or concerns regarding the RFP, while the RFP event is open, shall be submitted to the Company via the PowerAdvocate Messaging tab.

Information for PowerAdvocate Platform technical support can be referenced in Appendix E of the RFP. PowerAdvocate Platform support is available from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time (2 AM to 2 PM Hawaii Standard Time when daylight savings is in effect) Monday to Friday, except for Holidays posted on the PowerAdvocate website, both by phone: 857-453-5800 and by e-mail: support@poweradvocate.com.

All Proposers are instructed to park their vehicles along the Waiko (a.k.a. Upper Division) Road and to provide their own personal protective equipment.

Please note that attendance at the site visit is not mandatory to participate in the RFP. Click here to view the map of the Waena site

RFP Update (February 27, 2018)

The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted to the PUC their Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation RFPs and supporting documentation for the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii on February 27, 2018 as directed under Order No. 35286. The final RFP documents are available at the links below.

The RFPs are now open. Bidders must submit proposals via Power Advocate, an electronic procurement platform. See Appendix E of the RFPs for registration, user information and instructional information. Bids must be received through Power Advocate by Monday, April 30, 2018, 2:00 pm Hawaii Standard time (HST).

The Hawaiian Electric Companies February 27, 2018 Filing:

All questions or concerns regarding the RFP, while the RFP event is open, shall be submitted to the Company via the PowerAdvocate Messaging tab.

Information for PowerAdvocate Platform technical support can be referenced in Appendix E of the RFP. PowerAdvocate Platform support is available from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time (2 AM to 2 PM Hawaii Standard Time when daylight savings is in effect) Monday to Friday, except for Holidays posted on the PowerAdvocate website, both by phone: 857-453-5800 and by e-mail: support@poweradvocate.com.


Oahu Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation RFP

Hawaiian Electric Company plans to solicit proposals for new renewable energy generation consistent with the company's Power Supply Improvement Plan.
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Hawaii Island Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation RFP

Hawaii Electric Light Company plans to solicit proposals for new renewable generation consistent with the company's Power Supply Improvement Plan.
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Maui Firm Capacity Renewable Dispatchable Generation RFP

Maui Electric Company plans to solicit proposals for dispatchable firm renewable generation consistent with the company's Power Supply Improvement Plan.
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Maui Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation RFP

Maui Electric Company plans to solicit proposals for new renewable generation consistent with the company's Power Supply Improvement Plan.
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