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Stage 2 RFPs

Project sections were made for the Stage 2 RFPs on May 8, 2020. Please see the Renewable Project Status Board for the latest status of projects in development.


Waena Site Visit Q&As

RFP Update (October 24, 2019)

A site visit at the Company's Waena property in central Maui (Waena Site) was held on August 8, 2019. View the questions and answers raised during the Waena Site visit.


Keahole and Puna Site Visit Q&As

RFP Update (Sept 3, 2019)

A site visit at the Company's Keahole Generating Station property (Keahole Site) and Puna Generating Station (Puna Site) was held on August 7, 2019. View the questions and answers raised during the site visits.


Kahe Site Visit Q&As

RFP Update (Sept 3, 2019)

A site visit at the Company's Kahe Generating Station property (Kahe Site) was held on August 6, 2019. View the questions and answers raised during the Kahe Site visit.


Updated Proposer's Conference Webinar for the Stage 2 Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation and Energy Storage RFPs

RFP Update (August 30, 2019)

Stage 2 RFPs Proposer's Conference Webinar Video


Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation and Energy Storage RFPs

RFP Update (August 22, 2019)

The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted to the PUC their Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation and Energy Storage RFPs and supporting documentation for the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii on August 22, 2019 as directed under Order No. 36474 (PDF). 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 Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 2:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard time (HST). (Company Self-Build bids must be received through PowerAdvocate by Monday, November 4, 2019, 2:00 p.m. HST.)

The Hawaiian Electric Companies August 22, 2019 Filing:

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 (RFP)

RFP Update (July 30, 2019)

The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted to the PUC their Submission of Revisions to the Proposed Final Draft Requests for Proposals on July 26, 2019.


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (July 19, 2019): Site visits scheduled for Company-owned sites

Oahu Variable RFP

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc. ("the Company") will be seeking proposals for the supply of energy storage for the Company System. For the purpose of siting a project to fulfill all or part of the energy storage need, the Company is offering potential Proposers a site visit at the Company's Kahe Generating Station property. Interested parties are invited to attend the site visit to be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10 a.m. (HST).

The site visit will require access through an operational power plant. Therefore, attendees will be required to register as a visitor, participate in a safety briefing, and wear appropriate safety attire and Personal Protective Equipment ("PPE"). Attendees will also 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 through the property and to the site will not be guaranteed for late arrivals. The Kahe Generating Station is located at 92-200 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, Oahu 96707. Park in the visitor parking lot and check in at the Guard Station at the main gate to the Generating Station. Identification (such as a Driver's License) will be required of anyone entering the property. The Security Officer on duty will provide directions to the Kahe Classroom, where the safety briefing will be conducted.

Attendees are required to wear long pants and use the following PPE: hard hat, steel-toed safety shoes, and safety glasses. A limited number of PPE will be available for use, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own. 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 oahuvariablerfp@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 the Kahe Guard Station at (808) 543-4169.

Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement Form (Hawaiian Electric) (PDF)

Maui Variable RFP

Maui Electric Company, Ltd. ("the Company") will be seeking proposals for the supply of energy storage for the Company System. For the purpose of siting a project to fulfill all or part of the energy storage need, the Company is offering potential Proposers a site visit at the Company's Waena Site. Interested parties are invited to attend a site visit to be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 10 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 Waena Site is located off of Pulehu Road (near the Central Maui Landfill and Upper Division Road) in Central Maui. Drive through the gate and a Company representative will direct you to a parking location. 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. Therefore, attendees are required to wear a safety vest, long pants, and covered 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 the 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 mauivariablerfp@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 John DeLima at (808) 870-0492.

Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement Form (Maui Electric) (PDF)

Hawaii Variable RFP

Keahole Site Visit
Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. ("the Company") will be seeking proposals for the supply of contingency storage for the Company System. For the purpose of siting a project to fulfill all or part of the contingency storage need, the Company is offering potential Proposers a site visit at the Company's Keahole Generating Station property. Interested parties are invited to attend the site visit to be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. (HST).

The site visit will require access through an operational power plant. Therefore, attendees will be required to register as a visitor, participate in a safety briefing, and wear appropriate attire. Attendees will also be required to sign a waiver and hold harmless agreement for each site visit, the form of which is available below.

Please plan accordingly and be on time. Access through the property and to the site will not be guaranteed for late arrivals. The Keahole Generating Station is located at 73-4249 Pukiawe St. Kailua, Hawaii 96740. Park outside the main gate and a sign in with the Company representative. The Company Representative will conduct a safety briefing and escort the group to the site.

Attendees are required to wear long pants and covered shoes. 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 hawaiivariablerfp@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 Shane DeMello at (808) 896-5533.

Puna Site Visit
Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. ("the Company") will be seeking proposals for the supply of contingency storage for the Company System. For the purpose of siting a project to fulfill all or part of the contingency storage need, the Company is offering potential Proposers a site visit at the Company's Puna Generating Station property. Interested parties are invited to attend the site visit to be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. (HST).

The site visit will require access through an operational power plant. Therefore, attendees will be required to register as a visitor, participate in a safety briefing, and wear appropriate safety attire and Personal Protective Equipment ("PPE"). Attendees will also be required to sign a waiver and hold harmless agreement for each site visit, the form of which is available below.

Please plan accordingly and be on time. Access through the property and to the site will not be guaranteed for late arrivals. The Puna Generating Station is located at 16-328 Railroad Ave. Keaau, Hawaii 96749. Park outside the main gate (in front of the steam plant) and a sign in with the Company representative. The Company Representative will take attendance, conduct a safety briefing and escort the group to the site.

Attendees are required to wear long pants and use the following PPE: hard hat, steel-toed safety shoes, and safety glasses. A limited number of PPE will be available for use, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own. 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 hawaiivariablerfp@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 Everett Lacro at (808) 896-8151 or Andrew Jones at (808) 896-0875.

Waiver and Hold Harmless Agreement Form (Hawaii Electric Light) (PDF)


Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (July 16, 2019)

The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted to the PUC their Proposed Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation RFPs and supporting documentation for the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii as directed under Order No. 36356 on July 10.

Order No. 36356 - Providing Guidance on the Hawaiian Electric Companies' Proposed Request for Proposals for Dispatchable and Renewable Generation (PDF)


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.


Questions

RFP Stage 2 Update (May 7, 2019)

The Draft RFP indicated that questions about the viability of interconnecting a proposed project at a specific location, clarifying questions on the competitive bidding process, and questions on the draft documents can be directed to the Companies via the RFP Email Addresses prior to submitting a proposal. Although the RFPs' scope and requirements are still being finalized through the Status Conferences and PUC guidance, Proposers can submit specific questions to the respective island's RFP Email Address for which it plans to submit a proposal to in advance of the opening of the RFP.

The Companies will endeavor to respond to the questions given what is known at the time the questions are proposed. Responses released prior to the opening of the RFPs may be subject to change based on the RFPs' final and approved forms.

Please direct any questions regarding the Stage 2 Renewable RFP webinar to the respective email boxes:

hawaiivariablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com
mauivariablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com
oahuvariablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com


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).