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IGP Soft Launch RFP

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 below need to be met to defer the planned investment.

RFP Section 1.2: Summary of Reliability (Back-Tie) Service Requirements

Kapolei 4 Circuit Extension

Equipment - Kapolei 2 Tsf

  • MW Peak - 3.5
  • Operational Date - Feb 2022
  • Delivery Months - Jan-Dec
  • Delivery Hours - 5PM-11PM
  • Duration (Hr) - 6
  • Max # of Days - 365

Hoopili Substation

Equipment - Ewa Nui 2 Ckt

  • MW Peak - 5.1
  • Operational Date - Jan 2023
  • Delivery Months - Jan-Dec
  • Delivery Hours - 11AM-12AM
  • Duration (Hr) - 13
  • Max # of Days - 365

Equipment - Kaloi 1 Tsf6

  • MW Peak - 9.7
  • Operational Date - Jan 2023
  • Delivery Months - Jan-Dec
  • Delivery Hours - 6AM-8AM, 9AM-12AM
  • Duration (Hr) - 17
  • Max # of Days - 365

Equipment - Kaloi 3 Ckt6

  • MW Peak - 2.6
  • Operational Date - Jan 2023
  • Delivery Months - Jan-Dec
  • Delivery Hours - 5PM-11PM
  • Duration (Hr) - 6
  • Max # of Days - 365

Equipment - Kamokila 4 Ckt

  • MW Peak - 1.0
  • Operational Date - May 2023
  • Delivery Months - Jan-Dec
  • Delivery Hours - 5PM-10PM
  • Duration (Hr) - 5
  • Max # of Days - 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.


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.

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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.


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.