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IGP RFP

Consistent with the findings of the Company's Integrated Grid Plan, filed in Docket No. 2018-0165 on May 12, 2023 and the Supplemental Response filed on November 15, 2023 (collectively, the “IGP Report”), the primary purpose of this IGP RFP is to stabilize rates and advance energy equity, grow the marketplace for large-scale renewables, create a modern and resilient grid, and secure reliability.

Details on the IGP RFP can be found below:

RFP Process

RFP Development
Bid Submission
Bid Evaluation
Project Selection

Hawaiian Electric files draft of IGP RFP

April 30, 2024

Hawaiian Electric filed its draft Integrated Grid Planning Request for Proposals (IGP RFP) with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on April 30, 2024. In addition to filing, Hawaiian Electric requested the PUC to open a docket and provide guidance on soliciting and hiring an Independent Observer and Independent Engineer.

The draft IGP RFP Filing consists of:

The IGP RFP documents (Exhibits 6-9) will be updated and can be found organized by Appendix at: IGP RFP Documents

The proposed timeline for the Oahu and Hawaii Island IGP RFP will be updated and can be found at: IGP RFP Schedule

Please submit questions and comments to the PUC or through our online survey form: Hawaii Powered - Community Input Survey (jotform.com)


IGP RFP Developer Meeting

March 21, 2024

Hawaiian Electric hosted a virtual developer meeting to discuss the technical aspects of the IGP RFP Draft on March 20, 2024. Meeting details can be found at hawaiianelectric.com/communitymeetings. A recording of the meeting has been made available for viewing.


IGP RFP Virtual Community Meeting

March 12, 2024

Hawaiian Electric hosted a virtual community meeting to discuss the IGP RFP Draft on March 11, 2024. A recording of the meeting has been made available for viewing.


IGP RFP Draft for Public Comment

February 29, 2024

To allow additional opportunities for community engagement and feedback in the procurement process, Hawaiian Electric is seeking public comment on preliminary drafts of documents related to the Integrated Grid Planning Request for Proposals (“IGP RFP”). Specifically, preliminary drafts of the IGP RFP, Appendix N (Community Engagement) to the IGP RFP, and a Proposed Changes Summary identifying changes from Hawaiian Electric’s Stage 3 procurement, are publicly available for review and comment below. Comments are requested before March 29, 2024. Hawaiian Electric intends to file the draft IGP RFP for the PUC’s review in April 2024.

The IGP RFP seeks proposals for a variety of variable and firm renewable energy and capacity resources on Oahu and Hawaii, including, but not limited to, wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and biofuels. Standalone energy storage proposals also will be accepted. The IGP RFP seeks to have projects in service by December 1, 2029 and December 1, 2033.

The preliminary draft of the IGP RFP also introduces changes to the evaluation process to better address issues of energy equity. These changes incorporate recommendations and feedback provided by the PUC and community stakeholders during a series of meetings focusing on incorporating equity in Hawaiian Electric’s Requests for Proposals in Docket No. 2022-0250.

Hawaiian Electric also will host a virtual public meeting on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 5:00 pm to engage with the community and gain feedback on the preliminary drafts. For more information, visit hawaiianelectric.com/communitymeetings.

Please submit questions and comments to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com.


IGP Future Procurement Update

September 20, 2023

On September 19, 2023, Hawaiian Electric informed the Commission of necessary changes to the timing of the future Integrated Grid Plan Request for Proposals (“IGP RFP”) contemplated for 2024. The Companies have decided to delay the IGP RFP schedule by approximately six months with the intent to file the draft IGP RFP with the PUC in approximately April 2024 and issue the final IGP RFP by late September 2024.


Request for Information for IGP Future Procurement - Update

June 30, 2023

On June 16, 2023, Hawaiian Electric issued a Request for Information (“RFI”) for potential renewable energy or storage projects on Oahu, Maui, or Hawaii Island that could be submitted to an RFP in 2024. Responses to this RFI will guide Hawaiian Electric’s future resource planning and procurement for grid-scale renewable energy systems and may be used by the Companies in determining what area(s) should be focused on for future transmission upgrades, including new interconnection facilities.

The Companies appreciate the responses received to date and are extending the period of time for stakeholders to submit responses to the RFI in hopes of receiving a wide array of responses. Interested parties are requested to complete the Project Questionnaire (see Appendix A) and submit to Hawaiian Electric by August 11, 2023.


Request for Information for IGP Future Procurement

June 16, 2023

Hawaiian Electric is seeking feedback through a Request for Information (“RFI”) regarding potential renewable energy or storage projects on Oahu, Maui, or Hawaii Island that could be submitted to an RFP in 2024.

Project developers are encouraged to submit comprehensive responses to this request as the information obtained from responses may assist in the development of the Company’s drafting and issuance of a future RFP to meet energy needs on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island, as set forth in the Integrated Grid Plan. The Company’s Integrated Grid Plan has identified the need for a wide variety of generation and storage projects to swiftly decarbonize the electric grid and manage risks to affordability, resilience and reliability.

To create a viable energy marketplace, the Company will need to routinely conduct procurements and adjust program and pricing mechanisms, in a similar but more efficient manner to the procurement activities since 2017. The Company is seeking a wide variety of feedback on potential project development, the procurement process, interconnection, and transmission capacity. Responses to this RFI will guide Hawaiian Electric’s future resource planning and procurement for grid-scale renewable energy systems and may be used by the Company in determining what area(s) should be focused on for future transmission or subtransmission upgrades, including new interconnection facilities.

Interested parties are requested to complete the Project Questionnaire (see Appendix A) and submit to Hawaiian Electric by July 28, 2023. If additional information or clarification regarding the RFI, or the RFI process outlined in the document, is required, questions may be submitted to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com.