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Time Extended for Responses to Request for Information for Long-Term Renewable Energy Development

On July 5, 2022, Hawaiian Electric issued a Request for Information for Long-Term Renewable Energy Development (“RFI”) to explore opportunities available and the current state of technology for projects that require a longer development timeframe than the Companies’ current Request for Proposal timelines allow, due to the type of technology, transmission, project permitting, or land use constraints. Responses to the RFI will assist the Companies in determining the state of advancement and development of long-term projects to incorporate any needed modification to the Companies’ procurements to account for the unique aspect of longer development times in future resource procurements.

The Companies are extending the period of time for stakeholders to submit responses to the RFI in hopes of receiving a wide array of responses to discuss during a working group meeting that will be scheduled in late September. Interested parties are requested to compete the Questionnaire (see Appendix A to the RFI) and submit the information to Hawaiian Electric as stated below by September 6, 2022.

Download RFI PDF

Email (preferred): With pdf file attachment(s) to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com

U.S. Mail*: Manager, Energy Procurement (mail code AL12-IU)
                     Renewable Acquisition
                     Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
                     P.O. Box 2750
                     Honolulu, Hawaii 96840-0001

If additional information or clarification regarding the RFI or the RFI process outlined in this document is required, questions may be submitted to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com


Request for Information for Long-Term Renewable Energy Development

Hawaiian Electric is seeking feedback through a Request for Information for Long-Term Renewable Energy Development (“RFI”) to explore opportunities available and the current state of technology for projects that require a longer development timeframe than the Companies’ current Request for Proposal timelines allow, due to the type of technology, transmission, project permitting, or land use constraints. Responses to the RFI will assist the Companies in determining the state of advancement and development of long-term projects to incorporate any needed modification to the Companies’ procurements to account for the unique aspect of longer development times in future resource procurements.

Interested parties are requested to compete the Questionnaire (see Appendix A to the RFI) and submit the information to Hawaiian Electric as stated below by August 2, 2022. The Companies will be scheduling a working group meeting in late August or September to discuss responses and how future procurements can be modified to account for these types of projects.

Download RFI PDF

Email (preferred): With pdf file attachment(s) to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com

U.S. Mail*: Manager, Energy Procurement (mail code AL12-IU)
                     Renewable Acquisition
                     Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
                     P.O. Box 2750
                     Honolulu, Hawaii 96840-0001

If additional information or clarification regarding the RFI or the RFI process outlined in this document is required, questions may be submitted to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com


Multiday-duration Energy Storage and Non-wires Alternative Utility-scale or Distributed Energy Resource Grid Services EOIs

Hawaiian Electric is seeking feedback on two Expression of Interests. The Multiday-Duration Energy Storage Services Expression of Interest (“Storage EOI”) is for developers interested in developing cost competitive multiday-duration energy storage projects on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island. The Oahu Non-Wires Alternative Utility-Scale or Distributed Energy Resource Grid Services Expression of Interest (“NWA EOI”) is also available which is focused in central Oahu.

Multiday-Duration Energy Storage EOI

Through the Storage EOI, Hawaiian Electric is expecting to need multiday energy and capacity resources to provide reliability services and is seeking to assess whether other technologies could potentially fulfill these needs in addition to firm generation resources. Responses to this EOI will assist the companies in developing long-range renewable energy plans and informing future and upcoming competitive procurements on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island.

Download Storage EOI PDF

Interested parties are requested to complete the Project Questionnaire (see Appendix A) and submit the information via email or U.S. Mail as stated below by May 12, 2022.

Email (preferred): With pdf file attachment(s) to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com

U.S. Mail*: Manager, Energy Procurement (mail code AL12-IU)
                     Renewable Acquisition
                     Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
                     P.O. Box 2750
                     Honolulu, Hawaii 96840-0001

Oahu Non-Wires Alternative EOI

Through the NWA EOI, Hawaiian Electric is seeking information to determine whether there are cost competitive NWAs to the traditional wires solution on the island of Oahu, that will support grid reliability after the retirement of generating units Waiau 3 and 4 in the year 2024. Developers or aggregators who are capable of developing utility-scale renewable projects or aggregating DER/EE in the central and west area of Oahu are encouraged to submit comprehensive responses to this request. General performance requirements are provided in the EOI.

Download NWA EOI PDF

Interested parties are requested to complete the Property Questionnaire (see Appendix A) and submit the information via email or U.S. Mail as stated below by May 12, 2022.

Email (preferred): With pdf file attachment(s) to igp@hawaiianelectric.com

U.S. Mail*: Director, T&D and Interconnection Planning (mail code WA4-BB)
                     T&D and Interconnection Planning
                     Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
                     P.O. Box 2750
                     Honolulu, Hawaii 96840-0001

If additional information or clarification regarding either of these EOIs, or the EOI process outlined in this document is required, questions may be submitted to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com for the Storage EOI or igp@hawaiianelectric.com for the NWA EOI.


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