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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)


Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") - Lanai RFP

July 13, 2020

In light of the Commission's Order No. 37070 (PDF) issued on April 9, 2020 in the Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") docket (2015-0389), Hawaiian Electric has proposed to combine the previously issued Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFP and the CBRE RFP to optimize the benefits of procuring renewable energy, spurring development and increasing the likelihood of success of the CBRE Program on Lanai. Please visit the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources page for more information.

Hawaiian Electric filed the Community-Based Renewable Energy Program Phase 2 Draft Tariff and Appendices, including the RFP for Lanai and model contract for the Commission's review and further action in accordance with Order No. 37070. 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 Lanai CBRE RFP 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.


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 this page and sent through the messaging feature to all Proposers who have registered to participate in the PowerAdvocate event.


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 Lanai Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFP

Lanai RFP Update (December 11, 2019)

The Lanai Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFP webinar is now available.


Maui Electric Company's Request for Proposals (RFP)

Lanai RFP Update (December 4, 2019): Site Visit for Lanai Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFP: Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m.

Maui Electric Company, Limited ("Company") is seeking proposals for the Lanai Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage ("RFP") for the Company's System on the island of Lanai. For the purpose of siting a project to fulfill the RFP, the Company is offering potential Proposers a site visit at the Pulama Site and the Company's interconnecting Miki Basin switchyard. Interested parties are invited to attend the site visit, which will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 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 Pulama Site is an undeveloped property located off of Miki Road, approximately a mile east of Lanai Airport. Parking is available on the Miki Road shoulder, in front of the Pulama Site. 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. The Company's switchyard is a high voltage area. Therefore, attendees are required to wear a safety vest, safety glasses, hard hat, long pants, and safety toe 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 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 lanaicompetitivebidding@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 Kyle Blickley at (808) 463-6776.

WAIVER AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT FORM (PDF)


Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFPs

Lanai 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 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.


Maui Electric Company's Request for Proposals

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 Company's Molokai and Lanai Draft. Please refer to this docket instead of Docket No. 2017-0352.

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 a.m. 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.


Maui Electric Company's Request for Proposals

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:


Maui Electric Company's Request for Proposals

Lanai Draft RFP Filed (August 8, 2019)

On August 6, 2019, Maui Electric 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 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 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.


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.