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For more information about the CBRE Program, please visit the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources page.

Answers to questions from stakeholders on CBRE RFPs will be updated periodically.


To learn more about the specific RFPs for Lanai and Molokai, please view their respective RFP webpages:


Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE")

October 19, 2020

On October 9, 2020, Hawaiian Electric filed the draft Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") Program Phase 2 RFPs and model contracts for Tranche 1 for the Commission's review and further action in accordance with Order No. 37070 (PDF) issued on April 9, 2020 and amended by Order No. 37139 issued on May 14, 2020 in the CBRE docket (2015-0389). Please visit the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources page for more information about this filing. CBRE provides a way for participating subscribers without privately-owned rooftop solar to benefit from electricity generated by a renewable energy facility located in their utility service territory. The Tranche 1 RFPs will be for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island, but for ease of review due to their similarities, only the Maui version of the RFP has been filed.

The Commission has scheduled a Webex Technical Conference on the draft Tranche 1 RFPs for Wednesday October 28, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

The Commission will post a direct link to the technical conference on the Commission’s CBRE website: https://puc.hawaii.gov/energy/cbre/

On October 6, 2020, Hawaiian Electric also filed documents related to the Lanai CBRE RFP and the model contracts for the Low to Moderate Income and Molokai CBRE RFPs. To proactively address potential concerns that there may not be a sufficient CBRE customer market to fill 3 MW of CBRE capacity, the Company has proposed revisions to the draft final Lanai RFP and PPA (since the September 9 Filing).

Also included in the filing is a corrected version of the Oahu Mid Tier Standard Form Contract (“SFC”) and DC term sheets for the Mid-Tier PV SFC and the Large PV PPA. The version of the Oahu Mid-Tier SFC filed on September 9 inadvertently included the wrong Attachment F. The DC term sheets are newly developed for use at the Proposer’s discretion if proposing a DC coupled (versus AC coupled) PV+BESS project.

Documents from the October 6, 2020 filing can be accessed at the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources page.


Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE")

October 19, 2020

On October 8, 2020, the Commission issued Order No. 37349, amending the procedural order to allow Parties and Participants to file comments on the Company’s September 8 and October 6 filings by October 26, 2020.


CBRE – Maui Tranche 1 RFP

Waena Site (October 2, 2020)

The Company plans to offer a portion of its Waena property in central Maui (Waena Site) in the upcoming Tranche 1 CBRE RFP. More details will be provided with the draft RFP to be filed on October 9, 2020.


Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE")

September 14, 2020

Hawaiian Electric filed the proposed final Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") Program Phase 2 Tariff and Appendices, and RFPs and model contracts for Low and Moderate Income ("LMI") customers, Molokai and Lanai for the Commission's review and further action in accordance with Order No. 37070 (PDF) issued on April 9, 2020 in the CBRE docket (2015-0389). Please visit the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources for more information about this filing. Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") provides a way for participating subscribers without privately-owned rooftop solar to benefit from electricity generated by a renewable energy facility located in their utility service territory.

Further details describing the details of the CBRE RFPs will be provided on this page.

The Company is excited for this opportunity to allow access to renewable energy benefits to a wider array of customers.


CBRE RFP Interconnection Cost Estimates for Maui, Molokai, and Lanai Available for Review

August 21, 2020

To aid interested stakeholders in their review, updated drafts of RFP Appendix H, Interconnection Facilities and Cost Information, for Maui LMI, Molokai, and Lanai are now available for review. Changes were made from the July 9, 2020 versions to update technical information and cost estimates for various interconnection components. Final versions of RFP Appendix H for all islands will be filed as part of the CBRE RFPs on September 8, 2020.

Maui LMI: Adobe(.pdf)

Molokai: Adobe(.pdf)

Lanai: Adobe(.pdf)


Land RFI Results being made available to Developers interested in CBRE Phase 2 Renewable Dispatchable Generation RFPs

August 20, 2020

Hawaiian Electric is now making available the results of the Land Request for Information (Land RFI) to developers (Subscriber Organizations) interested in participating in the upcoming Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) Phase 2. Land sites and, where offered, rooftop space locations are available for the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii.

Please see the Land RFI page for more information.


Lanai CBRE Phase 2 Renewable Dispatchable Power Purchase Agreement ("RDG PPA") for PV+Storage Available for Review

July 28, 2020

To aid interested stakeholders in their review, a draft of the Model Renewable Dispatchable Generation Power Purchase Agreement ("RDG PPA") for PV+Storage for Lanai is now available for review in Microsoft Word Document format. This contract will be negotiable in the RFP. Changes were made to the Model RDG PPA previously provided for the Lanai Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFP to include CBRE provisions in this combined RFP. A redline of the draft RDG PPA (PDF) to the version filed on December 2, 2019 for the Lanai Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFP is available for comparison purposes.

Word(.doc) | Adobe(.pdf)


CBRE Phase 2 Renewable Dispatchable Power Purchase Agreement ("RDG PPA") for PV+Storage Available for Review

July 17, 2020

To aid interested stakeholders in their review, a draft of the Model Renewable Dispatchable Generation Power Purchase Agreement ("RDG PPA") for PV+Storage is now available for review in Microsoft Word Document format. Minor clean-up edits have been made to the version filed on July 9, 2020. This contract will be available for projects larger than 2.5 MW on Maui and Molokai and larger than 5 MW on Oahu. The attached version is tailored for Maui. Island-specific modifications will be made for the final RFP filing. A wind version of the RDG PPA will also be made available. This contract will be negotiable in the respective RFPs.

Word(.doc) | Adobe(.pdf)


Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE")

July 13, 2020

Hawaiian Electric filed the Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") Program Phase 2 Draft Tariff and Appendices, and RFPs and model contracts for Low and Moderate Income ("LMI") customers, Molokai and Lanai for the Commission's review and further action in accordance with Order No. 37070 (PDF) issued on April 9, 2020 in the CBRE docket (2015-0389). Please visit the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources page for more information about this filing. Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") provides a way for participating subscribers without privately-owned rooftop solar to benefit from electricity generated by a renewable energy facility located in their utility service territory.

Further details describing the details of the CBRE RFPs will be provided on this page.

The Company is excited for this opportunity to allow access to renewable energy benefits to a wider array of customers.


Lanai RFP

Update (June 9, 2020)

Hawaiian Electric, in consultation with the Independent Observer, has proposed (PDF) combining the Request for Proposals for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage for the Island of Lanai with the forthcoming Request for Proposals for Phase 2 of the Community Based Renewable Energy Program, Island of Lanai, in response to the State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission's Order No. 37070, filed April 9, 2020 in Docket No. 2015-0389.

Further details describing the benefits of this approach and the details of the RFP will be provided with the filing of the draft combined Lanai RFP filing in Docket No. 2015-0389 on July 9, 2020. The Company is excited for this opportunity to allow access to renewable energy benefits to a wider array customers on the Island of Lanai.


Lanai RFP

Update (April 8, 2020)

On April 6, the Commission issued Order No. 37063 (PDF), extending the period for PUC review of the Draft Revised Lanai RFP by 60 days, from April 9, 2020 to June 8, 2020. The deadline for the Company to refile the final, revised Lanai RFP is June 16, 2020. This order extends the relevant Lanai RFP deadlines by 60 days.


Lanai RFP

Update (March 11, 2020)

Maui Electric Company submitted to the PUC their draft revised Request for Proposals for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFP for Lanai (PDF) and supporting documentation for their review. This submission was made in accordance with the Company’s January 14, 2020 announcement postponing the Lanai RFP to allow the Company eight weeks to re-evaluate the scope and schedule for this RFP based on Pulama Lanai’s announced plans to remove the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Koele from the grid.


Hawaiian Electric Integrated Grid Planning (IGP) "Soft Launch" RFP Debriefing Session

March 3, 2020

Date:
Monday, March 9, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. HST

Location:
American Savings Bank – 8th floor (Conference Room - ASB 2)
1001 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

Webex Information:
Please contact Isaac Kawahara at isaac.kawahara@hawaiianelectric.com for webex registration information.


Hawaiian Electric Integrated Grid Planning (IGP) "Soft Launch" RFP

February 13, 2020

Hawaiian Electric, in consultation with the Independent Observer, has decided not to move forward with the IGP Soft Launch RFP due to an insufficient response to the RFP performance and operations requirements (MW and duration).

Per Section 1.2.1 of the RFP, for each one of the deferral opportunities, all of the expected performance and operational requirements described in Table 2 (below) need to be met to defer the planned investment.

RFP Section 1.2, Table 2: Summary of Reliability (Back-Tie) Service Requirements
Deferral
Opportunity
Equipment MW Peak Operational
Date
Delivery Months Delivery Hours Duration (Hr) Max # of Days
Kapolei 4 Circuit Extension Kapolei 2 Tsf 3.5 Feb 2022 Jan-Dec 5PM-11PM 6 365
Hoopili Substation Ewa Nui 2 Ckt 5.1 Jan 2023 Jan-Dec 11AM-12AM 13 365
Kaloi 1 Tsf6 9.7 Jan 2023 Jan-Dec 6AM-8AM,
9AM-12AM
17 365
Kaloi 3 Ckt6 2.6 Jan 2023 Jan-Dec 5PM-11PM 6 365
Kamokila 4 Ckt 1.0 May 2023 Jan-Dec 5PM-10PM 5 226

As a result, Hawaiian Electric intends to move forward with the traditional solutions for the Kapolei 4 Circuit Extension and the Hoopili Substation.

Please contact response@hawaiianelectric.com with any questions.


Lanai RFP Postponement Notice

RFP Update (January 14, 2020)

The Lanai Request for Proposals for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage (PowerAdvocate event number 99563) has been postponed to allow the Company to re-evaluate the scope and schedule for this RFP based on recently announced plans of Pulama Lanai to remove the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Manele and the Four Seasons Resort Lanai at Koele from the grid. Revisions to the scope and schedule for the RFP will be announced in approximately 8 weeks on our RFP website: www.hawaiianelectric.com/lanaicompetitivebidding and sent through the messaging feature to all Proposers who have registered to participate in the PowerAdvocate event.


Molokai Site Visit Q&As

RFP Update (January 6, 2020)

A site visit at the site offered by the Company for the Molokai RFP was held on December 17, 2019. View the questions and answers raised during the Molokai Site visit.


Lanai Site Visit Q&As

RFP Update (January 3, 2020)

A site visit at the site offered for the Lanai RFP was held on December 18, 2019. View the questions and answers raised during the Lanai Site visit.


Pre-Recorded Webinar Conference for the Molokai and Lanai Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFPs

Molokai and Lanai RFP Update (December 11, 2019)

The Molokai and Lanai Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFPs webinar is now available.


Site Visits for Molokai and Lanai Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFPs

Molokai and Lanai RFP Update (December 4, 2019)

Maui Electric Company, Ltd. ("Company") is seeking proposals for the Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage ("RFP") for the Company's Systems on the islands of Molokai and Lanai. For the purpose of siting projects to fulfill the RFPs, the Company is offering potential Proposers a site visit at the following locations and dates:

Molokai Site Visit

  • Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (HST)
  • Location: Company's Palaau site

Lanai Site Visit

  • Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (HST)
  • Location: Pulama Site and the Company's interconnecting Miki Basin switchyard

Please note that attendees will be required to sign a waiver and hold harmless agreement.

For waiver forms and detailed information about the Molokai and Lanai site visits, please see the Molokai Competitive Bidding and Lanai Competitive Bidding pages respectively.


Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFPs

RFP Update (December 2, 2019)

Maui Electric Company submitted to the PUC their Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFPs and supporting documentation for the islands of Molokai and Lanai on November 27, 2019 as directed under Order No. 36776. 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 B and Appendix D of the RFPs for registration, user information and instructional information. Bids must be received through PowerAdvocate by Friday, January 31, 2020, 2:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard time (HST). (Company Self-Build proposals and Affiliate proposals must be submitted in accordance with RFP Section 1.9 by Thursday, January 30, 2020, 2:00 p.m. HST.)

Maui Electric Company's December 2, 2019 Filing:

Island of Molokai

Island of Lanai

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 B of the RFP. PowerAdvocate Platform support is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. HST 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.


Pre-Recorded Webinar Conference for the Hawaiian Electric Integrated Grid Planning "Soft Launch" RFP

November 18, 2019

The IGP Soft Launch RFP Pre-Recorded Webinar Conference is now available for viewing.


Hawaiian Electric Integrated Grid Planning "Soft Launch" RFP

RFP Open for Proposals
The Soft Launch RFP was issued on November 8, 2019 and is currently open for proposals. Bidders must submit proposals via Power Advocate, an electronic procurement platform. See Appendix B and Appendix D of the RFP for registration, user information and instructional information. Bids must be received through PowerAdvocate by Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 2:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard time (HST). The final RFP documents are available at the links below.

All questions or concerns regarding the RFP, while the RFP event is open, shall be submitted to the Company via email to response@hawaiianelectric.com, with the Independent Observer cc'd.

Information for PowerAdvocate Platform technical support can be referenced in Appendix B of the RFP. PowerAdvocate Platform support is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. HST 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.

RFP Appendix L - Scheduled and Contingency Capacity Purchase Agreement ("SCCPA") Available for Review
A draft of the Model Scheduled and Contingency Capacity Purchase Agreement ("SCCPA") for resources located in front of the meter is now available for review. This contract will be negotiable in the RFP.

Word(.doc) | Adobe(.pdf)

IGP "Soft Launch" RFP
A draft of the Integrated Grid Planning ("IGP") Soft Launch request for proposals ("RFP") (PDF) is now available. The identified need for the Soft Launch is to provide Reliability (back-tie) Services for the East Kapolei Area Distribution System on the island of Oahu. The IGP Soft Launch RFP is intended to be technology agnostic and will consider provider solutions behind the meter and/or in front of the meter. Providers may develop multiple solution proposals or combinations of proposals to satisfy the distribution needs on the system.

The IGP Process is a fully integrated planning and procurement process rooted in customer and stakeholder input. The IGP process is intended to harmonize resource, transmission, and distribution planning processes and create customer value by evaluating the collective identified system needs and coordinating solutions that provide the best value on a consolidated basis. This approach appraises the total needs of the system, considers all alternatives (from customers, independent providers, and the utility), then selects the lowest cost/best fit solution(s) to produce an optimized portfolio which will contribute to reliable and affordable grid operations within the desired level of system and distribution resilience.


Waena Site Visit Q&As

RFP Update (October 24, 2019)

A site visit at the Company's Waena property in central Maui (Waena Site) was held on August 8, 2019. View the questions and answers raised during the Waena Site visit.


Keahole and Puna Site Visit Q&As

RFP Update (Sept 3, 2019)

A site visit at the Company's Keahole Generating Station property (Keahole Site) and Puna Generating Station (Puna Site) was held on August 7, 2019. View the questions and answers raised during the site visits.


Kahe Site Visit Q&As

RFP Update (Sept 3, 2019)

A site visit at the Company's Kahe Generating Station property (Kahe Site) was held on August 6, 2019. View the questions and answers raised during the Kahe Site visit.


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals

Molokai and Lanai Draft RFP Update (September 3, 2019)

On August 29, the Commission issued Order No. 36493 (PDF) and created a new proceeding, Docket No. 2019-0178, to receive filings, review approval requests, and resolve disputes related to the Companies' Molokai and Lanai Draft. Please refer to this docket instead of Docket No. 2017-0352.

Molokai and Lanai RFP Status Conference (September 3, 2019)

The Commission also scheduled a Status Conference (PDF) for Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Public Utilities Commission, 465 South King Street, #103, Hearing Room, in downtown Honolulu.

In the interest of maximizing time for questions after the Companies' presentation, the Commission instructs any interested stakeholders (i.e., anyone other than the Hawaiian Electric Companies and the Consumer Advocate) to email Samantha Ruiz at samantha.n.ruiz@hawaii.gov, providing an RSVP indicating (1) if you will be attending the status conference (a) in-person or (b) by phone, and (2) if you intend to ask questions of the Hawaiian Electric Companies following their presentation. Please provide an RSVP by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.


Updated Proposer's Conference Webinar for the Stage 2 Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation and Energy Storage RFPs

RFP Update (August 30, 2019)

Stage 2 RFPs Proposer's Conference Webinar Video


Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation and Energy Storage RFPs

RFP Update (August 22, 2019)

The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted to the PUC their Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation and Energy Storage RFPs and supporting documentation for the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii on August 22, 2019 as directed under Order No. 36474 (PDF). 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 B and Appendix D of the RFPs for registration, user information and instructional information. Bids must be received through PowerAdvocate by Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard time (HST). (Company Self-Build bids must be received through PowerAdvocate by Monday, November 4, 2019, 2:00 p.m. HST.)

The Hawaiian Electric Companies August 22, 2019 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 B of the RFP. PowerAdvocate Platform support is available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. HST 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.


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals (RFP)

Molokai and Lanai Draft RFP Update (August 12, 2019)

To aid interested stakeholders in their review the following documents are now available in Microsoft Word Document format:


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals (RFP)

Molokai and Lanai Draft RFPs Filed (August 8, 2019)

On August 6, 2019, the Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted Draft RFPs for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired With Energy Storage ("Draft Renewable RFP") for the islands of Molokai and Lanai and respective supporting documentation to the commission for their review.


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (July 30, 2019)

The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted to the PUC their Submission of Revisions to the Proposed Final Draft Requests for Proposals on July 26, 2019.


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (July 19, 2019): Site visits scheduled for Company-owned sites

Oahu Variable RFP

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. ("the Company") will be seeking proposals for the supply of energy storage for the Company System. For the purpose of siting a project to fulfill all or part of the energy storage need, the Company is offering potential Proposers a site visit at the Company's Kahe Generating Station property. Interested parties are invited to attend the site visit to be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10 a.m. (HST).

The site visit will require access through an operational power plant. Therefore, attendees will be required to register as a visitor, participate in a safety briefing, and wear appropriate safety attire and Personal Protective Equipment ("PPE"). Attendees will also be required to sign a waiver and hold harmless agreement, the form of which is available below.

Please plan accordingly and be on time. Access through the property and to the site will not be guaranteed for late arrivals. The Kahe Generating Station is located at 92-200 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, Oahu 96707. Park in the visitor parking lot and check in at the Guard Station at the main gate to the Generating Station. Identification (such as a Driver's License) will be required of anyone entering the property. The Security Officer on duty will provide directions to the Kahe Classroom, where the safety briefing will be conducted.

Attendees are required to wear long pants and use the following PPE: hard hat, steel-toed safety shoes, and safety glasses. A limited number of PPE will be available for use, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own. Participants should be prepared to be exposed to the sun for approximately 1 hour and must be able to walk over uneven terrain.

All attendees will be accompanied by a guide who will be available to answer questions about the site. All questions and answers will be logged and made available at a later date on the Company's website for this request for proposals.

Those planning to attend, or anyone with questions, are encouraged to notify the Company via email at oahuvariablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com. Please note that attendance at the site visit is not mandatory to participate in the RFP.

For directions or questions on the day of the site visit only, please contact the Kahe Guard Station at (808) 543-4169.

Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement Form (Hawaiian Electric) (PDF)

Maui Variable RFP

Maui Electric Company, Ltd. ("the Company") will be seeking proposals for the supply of energy storage for the Company System. For the purpose of siting a project to fulfill all or part of the energy storage need, the Company is offering potential Proposers a site visit at the Company's Waena Site. Interested parties are invited to attend a site visit to be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. (HST).

Please note that attendees will be required to sign a waiver and hold harmless agreement, the form of which is available below.

Please plan accordingly and be on time. Access to the site will not be guaranteed for late arrivals. The Waena Site is located off of Pulehu Road (near the Central Maui Landfill and Upper Division Road) in Central Maui. Drive through the gate and a Company representative will direct you to a parking location. Company representatives will take attendance and conduct a safety briefing at the site.

The site is currently a vacant field with vegetation and other obstacles on the ground. Therefore, attendees are required to wear a safety vest, long pants, and covered shoes, which may become soiled. A limited number of safety vests will be available for use, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own. Due to the potential for bees at the site, attendees with allergies should take the necessary precautions. Participants should be prepared to be exposed to the sun for approximately 1 hour and must be able to walk over uneven terrain.

All attendees will be accompanied by a guide who will be available to answer questions about the site. All questions and answers will be logged and made available at a later date on the Company's website for this request for proposals.

Those planning to attend, or anyone with questions, are encouraged to notify the Company via email at mauivariablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com. Please note that attendance at the site visit is not mandatory to participate in the RFP.

For directions or questions on the day of the site visit only, please contact John DeLima at (808) 870-0492.

Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement Form (Maui Electric) (PDF)

Hawaii Variable RFP

Keahole Site Visit
Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. ("the Company") will be seeking proposals for the supply of contingency storage for the Company System. For the purpose of siting a project to fulfill all or part of the contingency storage need, the Company is offering potential Proposers a site visit at the Company's Keahole Generating Station property. Interested parties are invited to attend the site visit to be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. (HST).

The site visit will require access through an operational power plant. Therefore, attendees will be required to register as a visitor, participate in a safety briefing, and wear appropriate attire. Attendees will also be required to sign a waiver and hold harmless agreement for each site visit, the form of which is available below.

Please plan accordingly and be on time. Access through the property and to the site will not be guaranteed for late arrivals. The Keahole Generating Station is located at 73-4249 Pukiawe St. Kailua, Hawaii 96740. Park outside the main gate and a sign in with the Company representative. The Company Representative will conduct a safety briefing and escort the group to the site.

Attendees are required to wear long pants and covered shoes. Participants should be prepared to be exposed to the sun for approximately 1 hour and must be able to walk over uneven terrain.

All attendees will be accompanied by a guide who will be available to answer questions about the site. All questions and answers will be logged and made available at a later date on the Company's website for this request for proposals.

Those planning to attend, or anyone with questions, are encouraged to notify the Company via email at hawaiivariablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com. Please note that attendance at the site visit is not mandatory to participate in the RFP.

For directions or questions on the day of the site visit only, please contact Shane DeMello at (808) 896-5533.

Puna Site Visit
Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. ("the Company") will be seeking proposals for the supply of contingency storage for the Company System. For the purpose of siting a project to fulfill all or part of the contingency storage need, the Company is offering potential Proposers a site visit at the Company's Puna Generating Station property. Interested parties are invited to attend the site visit to be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. (HST).

The site visit will require access through an operational power plant. Therefore, attendees will be required to register as a visitor, participate in a safety briefing, and wear appropriate safety attire and Personal Protective Equipment ("PPE"). Attendees will also be required to sign a waiver and hold harmless agreement for each site visit, the form of which is available below.

Please plan accordingly and be on time. Access through the property and to the site will not be guaranteed for late arrivals. The Puna Generating Station is located at 16-328 Railroad Ave. Keaau, Hawaii 96749. Park outside the main gate (in front of the steam plant) and a sign in with the Company representative. The Company Representative will take attendance, conduct a safety briefing and escort the group to the site.

Attendees are required to wear long pants and use the following PPE: hard hat, steel-toed safety shoes, and safety glasses. A limited number of PPE will be available for use, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own. Participants should be prepared to be exposed to the sun for approximately 1 hour and must be able to walk over uneven terrain.

All attendees will be accompanied by a guide who will be available to answer questions about the site. All questions and answers will be logged and made available at a later date on the Company's website for this request for proposals.

Those planning to attend, or anyone with questions, are encouraged to notify the Company via email at hawaiivariablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com. Please note that attendance at the site visit is not mandatory to participate in the RFP.

For directions or questions on the day of the site visit only, please contact Everett Lacro at (808) 896-8151 or Andrew Jones at (808) 896-0875.

Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement Form (Hawaii Electric Light) (PDF)


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (July 16, 2019)

The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted to the PUC their Proposed Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation RFPs and supporting documentation for the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii as directed under Order No. 36356 on July 10. Grid Services RFP documents and additional information are available at the Demand Response RFP website.

Order No. 36356 - Providing Guidance on the Hawaiian Electric Companies' Proposed Request for Proposals for Dispatchable and Renewable Generation (PDF)


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals

RFP Stage 2 Update (June 27, 2019)

On June 10, 2019, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued Order No. 36356 in Docket No. 2017-0352, Providing Guidance on the Hawaiian Electric Companies' Phase 2 Draft Requests for Proposals for Dispatchable and Renewable Generation (PDF).

RFP Technical Conference (June 27, 2019)

Proposer's conference webinars will be updated for the Renewable RFPs and Grid Services RFP following the July 10, 2019 filing of proposed final drafts of the RFPs pursuant to Order No. 36536. These updated webinars will be made available on-demand for convenience.


Hawaiian Electric Integrated Grid Planning "Soft Launch" RFP

Upcoming working group meeting on June 19, 2019

IGP "Soft Launch" RFP
The Integrated Grid Planning ("IGP") process is a fully integrated planning and procurement process rooted in customer and stakeholder input. The IGP process is intended to harmonize resource, transmission, and distribution planning processes and create customer value by evaluating the collective identified system needs and coordinating solutions that provide the best value on a consolidated basis. This approach appraises the total needs of the system, considers all alternatives (from customers, independent providers, and the utility), then selects the lowest cost/best fit solution(s) to produce an optimized portfolio which will contribute to reliable and affordable grid operations within the desired level of system and distribution resilience.

As stated in the Hawaiian Electric Companies' ("Companies") IGP Workplan filed on December 13, 2018, which was accepted by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on March 14, 2019, the Companies believe there is an opportunity to accelerate the learning associated with this sourcing process, particularly with distribution non-wires alternatives. A soft launch of this sourcing process will help inform development of the full scale IGP planning and sourcing effort. Specifically, this IGP Soft Launch request for proposals ("RFP") is intended to demonstrate the sourcing processes and evaluation methods for distribution non-wires alternatives in 2019. The identified need for the Soft Launch is an Oahu distribution capacity upgrade. Hawaiian Electric intends to source solutions to defer the need to expand the East Kapolei distribution capacity to serve the expected load growth. Walking through the soft launch process will provide real-world experience associated with the identification of needs for a resource choice like aggregated distributed energy resources ("DER") because of locational impacts of DER. The IGP Soft Launch RFP is intended to be technology agnostic and will consider provider solutions behind the meter and/or in front of the meter. Providers may develop multiple solution proposals or combinations of proposals to satisfy the distribution needs on the system.

Invitation to IGP "Soft Launch" Working Group Meeting
Hawaiian Electric is hosting a working group meeting for the IGP Soft Launch RFP on June 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the American Savings Bank Tower, 8th Floor Training Room 2, located at 1001 Bishop Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813. All interested parties are invited to attend. At the June 19, 2019 working group meeting, Hawaiian Electric will discuss developments of the RFP to date and will solicit stakeholder feedback on certain aspects of the Soft Launch process. Please RSVP to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com. Further information will be provided on the IGP website closer to the meeting date.

Presentation slides and meeting notes will be posted on the IGP working groups webpage after the meeting.


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Comments regarding Stage 2 Draft RFPs

RFP Stage 2 Update (May 20, 2019)

The Companies submitted a letter to further stakeholder engagement and to address comments (PDF) from the Commission, State of Hawaii Division of Consumer Advocacy, and other stakeholders from the April 18th and May 2nd status conferences.


Questions

RFP Stage 2 Update (May 7, 2019)

The Draft RFP indicated that questions about the viability of interconnecting a proposed project at a specific location, clarifying questions on the competitive bidding process, and questions on the draft documents can be directed to the Companies via the RFP Email Addresses prior to submitting a proposal. Although the RFPs' scope and requirements are still being finalized through the Status Conferences and PUC guidance, Proposers can submit specific questions to the respective island's RFP Email Address for which it plans to submit a proposal to in advance of the opening of the RFP.

The Companies will endeavor to respond to the questions given what is known at the time the questions are proposed. Responses released prior to the opening of the RFPs may be subject to change based on the RFPs' final and approved forms.

Please direct any questions regarding the Stage 2 Renewable RFP webinar to the respective email boxes:

hawaiivariablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com
mauivariablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com
oahuvariablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Status Conferences

RFP Stage 2 Update (May 7, 2019)

Two Status Conferences were held by the PUC on April 18, 2019 and May 2, 2019. The presentations for those conferences have been made available here for convenience.


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Stage 2 Update (April 9, 2019)

In accordance with their filing on April 1, 2019, the Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted Attachments B, N, and O to the Model RDG PPAs Draft RFPs for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation and Energy Storage ("Draft Renewable RFP") on April 8, 2019 to the commission for their review.

In addition to the Companies' April 1, 2019 and April 8, 2019 filings, to aid interested stakeholders in their review the following documents are now available in Microsoft Word Document format:

RFP Stage 2 Update (April 5, 2019)

On February 27, 2019, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued Order No. 36187 in Docket No. 2017-0352, Providing Guidance in Advance of the Hawaiian Electric Companies' Phase 2 Draft Requests for Proposals for Dispatchable and Renewable Generation. In accordance with Order No. 36187, on April 1, 2019, the Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted Draft RFPs for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation and Energy Storage ("Draft Renewable RFP") and for Grid Services from Customer-Sited Distributed Energy Resources, and respective supporting documentation to the commission for their review.


Announcements

  • The Public Utilities Commission hosted a status conference on February 7, 2019 with the Hawaiian Electric Companies, Consumer Advocate, and interested stakeholders to discuss plans for Phase 2 of the recently completed RFP process. At the conference, the Companies presented their proposed plans (PDF) for Phase 2 of the RFP. Further guidance will be provided by Order in the subject docket (2017-0352).

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