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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 our RFP website: www.hawaiianelectric.com/competitivebidding 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 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.


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.


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 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.


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).