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Lanai Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) RFP

Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation (RDG) paired with Energy Storage

On April 9, 2020 the PUC issued Order No. 37070 (PDF) in the CBRE docket (2015-0389) instructing Hawaiian Electric to Commence Phase 2 of the CBRE Program. CBRE, also called Shared Solar, provides a way for participating subscribers without privately-owned rooftop solar to benefit from electricity generated by a renewable energy facility located in their utility service territory. As a result, the Companies have developed several different RFPs including: LMI CBRE RFPs for Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island; Tranche 1 CBRE RFPs for Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island; a Molokai CBRE RFP; and a Lanai CBRE RFP. The Companies are excited for this opportunity to allow access to renewable energy benefits to a wider array of customers.

Visit the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources page for more information about the Shared Solar Program. Details on the CBRE RFPs can be found in Docket 2015-0389 and in the information below:

RFP Process

RFP Development
Bid Submission
Bid Evaluation
Project Selection

Final Award Group Selected

April 28, 2022

On April 20, 2022, Hawaiian Electric selected a Project for the Lanai CBRE RFP. Onyx Development Group’s project, Mikiola Solar, was selected after a competitive evaluation of both price and non-price factors. Mikiola Solar is a 17.6 megawatt (MW) solar project paired with a 73.7 megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy storage system. In addition, 3 MW of the project’s capacity will be available for Lanai customers to acquire an interest in as part of Hawaiian Electric’s shared solar program. The project will sit on 73-acres of land owned by Pulama Lanai, adjacent to Hawaiian Electric’s Miki Basin facilities along Miki Road and is expected to come online in late 2024. Hawaiian Electric will enter contract negotiations with Onyx and once the 20-year contract is finalized, it will be submitted to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commissions for approval.


Revised Final Contracts for the Molokai and Lanai CBRE RFPs

February 2, 2022

On February 1, 2022, Hawaiian Electric filed with the Commission the revised final contracts for the shared solar program for Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") Program Phase 2 for Molokai and Lanai. Subsequent to the November 22, 2021 filing of the final CBRE RFPs and associated documents for Molokai and Lanai, the Companies identified a number of typographical and substantive errors, omissions and the need for several clarifying amendments within the contract documents associated with the RFPs. The revised final contracts and associated redlines are available for download from the Lanai CBRE RFP and Molokai CBRE RFP document pages. In addition, the fling has been posted to the Shared Solar Resources page.


Recording of Technical Training for Contracts for the Molokai and Lanai CBRE RFPs

December 17, 2021

A recording of the Hawaiian Electric, Technical Training for Contracts for the Molokai Lanai CBRE RFPs, which was conducted on December 8, 2021 can be viewed here: Lanai and Molokai CBRE Training Video. In addition, the training material is available for reference.

The Company has reviewed the provided video and training material for accuracy and consistency with the Shared Solar Program RFP's and its required documents. If, however, any inconsistencies are discovered, the terms and documents of the Shared Solar Program RFP's shall control. Please contact us CBRERFP@hawaiianelectric.com if you should discover any errors or inconsistencies with the video and training material. Any updates will be posted to the CBRE Q&A for these RFPs. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation.


Training Opportunity for the Molokai and Lanai CBRE RFPs

November 30, 2021

Hawaiian Electric will offer a CBRE training event for prospective Proposers on the performance requirements for the Molokai CBRE RFP, Mid-Tier Standard Form Contract (Mid-Tier SFC) and the Lanai CBRE RFP, Renewable Dispatchable Generation Power Purchase Agreement (RDG PPA). No pre-registration is required. Please use the following link to access the live training on December 8, 2021 from 11 am to 12 pm HST. A recording of the training will be posted to our website for those who are unable to attend.

To join this session, please use the Microsoft Teams platform (This link will be active at the start of the meeting). Recommend downloading the Microsoft Teams app from your mobile device or digital pad before the session.


Proposer's Conference Webinar for the Molokai and Lanai CBRE RFPs

November 29, 2021

A prerecorded Proposer’s Conference for the Molokai and Lanai CBRE RFPs is available for viewing.


Final CBRE RFP for Lanai Issued

November 22, 2021

On November 22, 2021 at 4 pm HST, Hawaiian Electric issued the Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) Program Phase 2 Requests for Proposal (RFP) for Lanai in accordance with Order No. 38038 (PDF) issued on October 25, 2021 and Order No. 38074 (PDF) issued on November 18, 2021 in the CBRE docket (2015-0389). The RFP and supporting documents are available for download from the Lanai CBRE RFP document pages, and have also been filed with the Public Utilities Commission.

Bidders must submit proposals via Power Advocate, an electronic procurement platform. Information for PowerAdvocate Platform registration and technical support can be found in Appendix B and Appendix D of the RFP.

PowerAdvocate Platform support is available from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time (3:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. HST) Monday to Friday, except for major US holidays posted on the PowerAdvocate website, both by phone: (857) 453-5800 and by e-mail: support@poweradvocate.com.

All questions or comments regarding the RFP shall be submitted to the Company via LanaiCompetitiveBidding@hawaiianelectric.com.


Molokai and Lanai CBRE RFPs

November 10, 2021

On November 4, 2021, Hawaiian Electric filed the proposed final shared solar program for Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") Program Phase 2 Tariffs, RFPs and Model Contracts for Molokai and Lanai in accordance with Order No. 38038 (PDF) issued on October 25, 2021 in the CBRE docket (2015-0389). Both RFPs will be approved automatically 10 days after their filing, unless otherwise ordered by the Public Utilities Commission.

Please visit the Shared Solar page for more information about this program. The RFP and supporting documents are also available for download from the Lanai CBRE RFP and Molokai CBRE RFP document pages.


Shared Solar

September 1, 2021

On August 25, 2021, Hawaiian Electric filed the revised shared solar program for Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") Program Phase 2 Tariffs, RFPs and Model Contracts for Low- and Moderate-Income, Tranche 1, and Lānaʻi in accordance with Order No. 37879 (PDF) issued on July 27, 2021 in the CBRE docket (2015-0389). The Molokaʻi CBRE RFP and Model Contracts were filed on August 31, 2021, also in accordance with Order No. 37879. All CBRE RFPs will be approved automatically 15 days after their filing, unless otherwise ordered by the Public Utilities Commission.

Please visit the Shared Solar page for more information about this program. A Navigation Guide has been created to assist in finding specific documents within the filing including links to individual PDFs of each section of the filings and redlines.


Lanai RFP

June 9, 2021

On May 21, 2021, the Commission issued Order No. 37796 in Docket No. 2015-0389 approving the revised Lanai CBRE RFP filed by Hawaiian Electric on March 30, 2021, subject to modifications set forth in the Order. The Order also directed Hawaiian Electric to file a final RFP for Lanai by June 21, 2021.

On June 2, 2021, Hawaiian Electric submitted a letter containing its comments in response to the Commission’s Order 37796.


Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE")

April 5, 2021

On March 30, 2021, Hawaiian Electric filed the revised shared solar program for Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") Program Phase 2 Tariffs, RFPs and Model Contracts for Low- and Moderate-Income, Tranche 1, Molokai, and Lanai for the Commission's review and further action in accordance with Order No. 37592 (PDF) issued on January 29, 2021 in the CBRE docket (2015-0389).

Please visit the Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") page for more information about this program. A Navigation Guide (PDF) has been created to assist in finding specific documents within the filing including links to individual PDFs of each section of this filing and redlines.


Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE")

December 9, 2020

On December 1, 2020, Hawaiian Electric filed the proposed final shared solar program for Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") Program Phase 2 RFPs and model contracts for Tranche 1 for the Commission's review and further action in accordance with Order No. 37070 (PDF) issued on April 9, 2020 and amended by Order No. 37139 issued on May 14, 2020 in the CBRE docket (2015-0389). Please visit the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources page for more information about this filing. Shared solar, or CBRE, provides a way for participating subscribers without privately-owned rooftop solar to benefit from electricity generated by a renewable energy facility located in their utility service territory. The Tranche 1 RFPs will be for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island.


Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE")

October 19, 2020

On October 9, 2020, Hawaiian Electric filed the draft Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") Program Phase 2 RFPs and model contracts for Tranche 1 for the Commission's review and further action in accordance with Order No. 37070 (PDF) issued on April 9, 2020 and amended by Order No. 37139 issued on May 14, 2020 in the CBRE docket (2015-0389). Please visit the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources page for more information about this filing. CBRE provides a way for participating subscribers without privately-owned rooftop solar to benefit from electricity generated by a renewable energy facility located in their utility service territory. The Tranche 1 RFPs will be for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island, but for ease of review due to their similarities, only the Maui version of the RFP has been filed.

The Commission has scheduled a Webex Technical Conference on the draft Tranche 1 RFPs for Wednesday October 28, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

The Commission will post a direct link to the technical conference on the Commission’s CBRE website: https://puc.hawaii.gov/energy/cbre/

On October 6, 2020, Hawaiian Electric also filed documents related to the Lanai CBRE RFP and the model contracts for the Low to Moderate Income and Molokai CBRE RFPs. To proactively address potential concerns that there may not be a sufficient CBRE customer market to fill 3 MW of CBRE capacity, the Company has proposed revisions to the draft final Lanai RFP and PPA (since the September 9 Filing).

Also included in the filing is a corrected version of the Oahu Mid Tier Standard Form Contract (“SFC”) and DC term sheets for the Mid-Tier PV SFC and the Large PV PPA. The version of the Oahu Mid-Tier SFC filed on September 9 inadvertently included the wrong Attachment F. The DC term sheets are newly developed for use at the Proposer’s discretion if proposing a DC coupled (versus AC coupled) PV+BESS project.

Documents from the October 6, 2020 filing can be accessed at the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources page.


Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE")

October 19, 2020

On October 8, 2020, the Commission issued Order No. 37349, amending the procedural order to allow Parties and Participants to file comments on the Company’s September 8 and October 6 filings by October 26, 2020.


Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE")

September 14, 2020

Hawaiian Electric filed the proposed final Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") Program Phase 2 Tariff and Appendices, and RFPs and model contracts for Low and Moderate Income ("LMI") customers, Molokai and Lanai for the Commission's review and further action in accordance with Order No. 37070 (PDF) issued on April 9, 2020 in the CBRE docket (2015-0389). Please visit the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources for more information about this filing. Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") provides a way for participating subscribers without privately-owned rooftop solar to benefit from electricity generated by a renewable energy facility located in their utility service territory.

Further details describing the details of the CBRE RFPs will be provided on this page.

The Company is excited for this opportunity to allow access to renewable energy benefits to a wider array of customers.


CBRE RFP Interconnection Cost Estimates for Maui, Molokai, and Lanai Available for Review

August 21, 2020

To aid interested stakeholders in their review, updated drafts of RFP Appendix H, Interconnection Facilities and Cost Information, for Maui LMI, Molokai, and Lanai are now available for review. Changes were made from the July 9, 2020 versions to update technical information and cost estimates for various interconnection components. Final versions of RFP Appendix H for all islands will be filed as part of the CBRE RFPs on September 8, 2020.

Maui LMI: Adobe(.pdf)

Molokai: Adobe(.pdf)

Lanai: Adobe(.pdf)


Land RFI Results being made available to Developers interested in CBRE Phase 2 Renewable Dispatchable Generation RFPs

August 20, 2020

Hawaiian Electric is now making available the results of the Land Request for Information (Land RFI) to developers (Subscriber Organizations) interested in participating in the upcoming Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) Phase 2. Land sites and, where offered, rooftop space locations are available for the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii.

Please see the Land RFI page for more information.


Lanai CBRE Phase 2 Renewable Dispatchable Power Purchase Agreement ("RDG PPA") for PV+Storage Available for Review

July 28, 2020

To aid interested stakeholders in their review, a draft of the Model Renewable Dispatchable Generation Power Purchase Agreement ("RDG PPA") for PV+Storage for Lanai is now available for review in Microsoft Word Document format. This contract will be negotiable in the RFP. Changes were made to the Model RDG PPA previously provided for the Lanai Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFP to include CBRE provisions in this combined RFP. A redline of the draft RDG PPA (PDF) to the version filed on December 2, 2019 for the Lanai Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage RFP is available for comparison purposes.

Word(.doc) | Adobe(.pdf)


CBRE Phase 2 Renewable Dispatchable Power Purchase Agreement ("RDG PPA") for PV+Storage Available for Review

July 17, 2020

To aid interested stakeholders in their review, a draft of the Model Renewable Dispatchable Generation Power Purchase Agreement ("RDG PPA") for PV+Storage is now available for review in Microsoft Word Document format. Minor clean-up edits have been made to the version filed on July 9, 2020. This contract will be available for projects larger than 2.5 MW on Maui and Molokai and larger than 5 MW on Oahu. The attached version is tailored for Maui. Island-specific modifications will be made for the final RFP filing. A wind version of the RDG PPA will also be made available. This contract will be negotiable in the respective RFPs.

Word(.doc) | Adobe(.pdf)


Community Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE")

July 13, 2020

Hawaiian Electric filed the Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") Program Phase 2 Draft Tariff and Appendices, and RFPs and model contracts for Low and Moderate Income ("LMI") customers, Molokai and Lanai for the Commission's review and further action in accordance with Order No. 37070 (PDF) issued on April 9, 2020 in the CBRE docket (2015-0389). Please visit the Community Based-Renewable Energy Resources page for more information about this filing. Community-Based Renewable Energy ("CBRE") provides a way for participating subscribers without privately-owned rooftop solar to benefit from electricity generated by a renewable energy facility located in their utility service territory.

Further details describing the details of the CBRE RFPs will be provided on this page.

The Company is excited for this opportunity to allow access to renewable energy benefits to a wider array of customers.


Lanai RFP

Update (June 9, 2020)

Hawaiian Electric, in consultation with the Independent Observer, has proposed (PDF) combining the Request for Proposals for Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation Paired with Energy Storage for the Island of Lanai with the forthcoming Request for Proposals for Phase 2 of the Community Based Renewable Energy Program, Island of Lanai, in response to the State of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission's Order No. 37070, filed April 9, 2020 in Docket No. 2015-0389.

Further details describing the benefits of this approach and the details of the RFP will be provided with the filing of the draft combined Lanai RFP filing in Docket No. 2015-0389 on July 9, 2020. The Company is excited for this opportunity to allow access to renewable energy benefits to a wider array customers on the Island of Lanai.