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|Dec. 2, 2019||Maui Electric issuing largest call for renewable energy projects for Molokai, Lanai|
|Aug. 9, 2019||Maui Electric moves forward on renewable energy procurement efforts for Molokai, Lanai|
|Apr. 3, 2019||Hawaiian Electric Companies targeting 2022 in move to acquire more renewable energy|
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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 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 email@example.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.
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:
- Book 1 for Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFPs
- Book 2 for Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFPs
Island of Lanai
- RFP for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage on the island of Lanai
- Maui Electric Model PV RDG PPA (PV+BESS)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maui Electric Company's Request for Proposals
Lanai Draft RFP Update (September 3, 2019)
On August 29, the Commission issued Order No. 36493 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 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 email@example.com, 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.
- Book 1: Transmittal letter, Exhibit 1, and Exhibit 2 (Molokai RFP), Appendix A through K (PV RDG PPA)
- Book 2: Exhibit 2, Appendix L (Wind RDG PPA) and Exhibit 3 (Lanai RFP)
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.
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 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.
- May 2, 2019 Presentation: Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation and Energy Storage Stage 2 & Grid Services from Customer-Sited Distributed Energy Resources
- April 18, 2019 Presentation: Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation and Energy Storage Stage 2 & Grid Services from Customer-Sited Distributed Energy Resources