Producing Clean Energy

Competitive Bidding for New Generation

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

Answers to questions from stakeholders will be updated periodically.


Renewable Dispatchable Generation PPA

Update (November 17, 2017)

The following document in word format is now available for download:


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals RDG Workshop

RFP Update (November 9, 2017)

A recording of the RDG workshop is now available. Please register with WebEx to view the presentation.

  • RDG Workshop on Demand
    Password: HECompanies11617
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The individual presentations are also available in .pdf format:


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals Technical Conference

RFP Update (November 3, 2017)

A recording of the webinar discussing the recently submitted Draft Firm RFP and Draft Variable RFP is now available on demand. Following the webinar, a short survey will be offered, for which the company requests responses by November 10, 2017.


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (November 3, 2017)

The following documents are now available in both Microsoft Word Document and Adobe PDF formats:

  • Draft RFP for Firm Capacity Renewable Generation (Exhibit 1) - Word (.doc) | Adobe (.pdf)
  • Draft RFP for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation (Exhibit 2) - Word (.doc) | Adobe (.pdf)
  • Draft Firm Dispatchable Generation Power Purchase Agreement (Exhibit 1, Appendix C) - Word (.doc) | Adobe (.pdf)
  • Draft PV Renewable Dispatchable Generation Power Purchase Agreement (Exhibit 2, Appendix C) - Word (.doc)* | Adobe (.pdf)
    *(Typographical corrections were made on page C-1 of the word version. A redline of the page reflecting the corrections is provided below.)
    • Redline of page C-1 of Draft PV Renewable Dispatchable Generation Power Purchase Agreement (Exhibit 2, Appendix C) - Adobe (.pdf)

As other errors in the draft documents filed on October 23, 2017 are identified, we will correct them as necessary, and reflect them in the proposed final draft of the RFP documents to be filed with PUC. Other substantive revisions that may require earlier disclosure will be posted as deemed necessary through this RFP website.


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Renewable Dispatchable Generation PPA

Update (November 1, 2017)

More information about the new RDG PPA will be available during an online webinar with the industry partners who participated in the development of the new RDG PPA. The webinar is scheduled for November 6, 2017 at 9:00 am (HST). A recording of the webinar will be made available following the event.


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals Technical Conference

RFP Update (October 30, 2017)

Please view a technical conference webinar discussing the recently submitted Draft Firm RFP and Draft Variable RFP on November 3, 2017 at 12:00pm (HST). A recording of the webinar will be made available following the event. Following the webinar a short survey will be offered, for which the company requests responses by November 10, 2017.


Hawaiian Electric Companies Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (October 24, 2017)

On October 6, 2017, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued Order No. 34856 opening Docket No. 2017-0352 to receive filings related to the Hawaiian Electric Companies plans to proceed with competitive procurement to acquire firm generation and new renewable generation. In accordance with Order No. 34856, on October 23, 2017, the Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted a Draft RFP for Firm Capacity Renewable Dispatchable Generation, Draft RFP for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation, and respective supporting documentation to the commission for their review.

The Hawaiian Electric Companies intend to hold a technical conference to discuss both the Draft Firm RFP and Draft Variable RFP with interested parties during the month of November.

Renewable Dispatchable Generation PPA

The Company has developed a new Power Purchase Agreement for variable generation projects. The Renewable Dispatchable Generation (RDG) PPA is included as Attachment C to the Draft Variable RFP in the filing above. The new RDG PPA structure enables future variable renewables to be dispatchable, preserve flexibility for future system needs, and maximizes value for customers. Click on the link below for a short overview of the new RDG PPA. We want to hear from you, please email your questions and comments about the RDG PPA to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com.

RDG PPA Presentation

A webinar to further discuss the new RDG PPA will be held during the month of November 2017. We will discuss the drivers for the new PPA, review the new contract terms and explain the performance metrics that will be required. A recording of the session will also be made available a few days after the webinar.


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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