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North Kohala Energy Storage RFP

Hawaiian Electric is aiming to improve the reliability and resilience of electric service for customers in the North Kohala area, particularly when the 3300 line is not in service. The Company engaged with North Kohala stakeholders by holding community meetings and participating in several community events. As a result of the feedback and input provided by community members, the Company was able to develop a microgrid project with a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). Hawaiian Electric is conducting this North Kohala Energy Storage RFP for the purpose of procuring the BESS.

Further details describing the North Kohala Energy Storage RFP can be found below:

RFP Process

RFP Development
Bid Submission
Bid Evaluation
Project Selection

Technical Status Conference

October 4, 2021

On September 30, 2021, Hawaiian Electric held a Technical Status Conference on the DRAFT North Kohala Energy Storage RFP that was released on September 27, 2021. A recording of the conference and the presentation slides can be found via the respective links. Please send questions or comments on the DRAFT RFP to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com by October 7, 2021.


North Kohala Energy Storage RFP

September 27, 2021

Per the North Kohala Energy Storage RFP Meeting held on September 2, 2021, Hawaiian Electric is providing a DRAFT North Kohala Energy Storage RFP Package for review. This package contains the following DRAFT North Kohala Energy Storage RFP documents:

  1. RFP Body (DOC)
  2. Appendix F – Description of the Site (DOC)
  3. Appendix F, Attachment 1 – Site Map (PDF)
  4. Appendix H – Interconnection Facilities and Cost Information (DOC)
  5. Appendix H, Attachment 1 – Single Line Diagram (PDF)
  6. Appendix H, Attachment 2 – Single Line Diagram Notes (DOC)
  7. Appendix L - Energy Storage Services Agreement (DOC)

Hawaiian Electric asks for feedback and comments on the DRAFT North Kohala Energy Storage RFP to be sent to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com by October 7, 2021. Please note that the documents provided in the package are drafts only. Hawaiian Electric reserves the right to change or modify the documents.

Hawaiian Electric will be holding a Technical Status Conference on the DRAFT North Kohala Energy Storage RFP on September 30, 2021 from 2:00-4:00pm HST. Please email renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com requesting an invitation if you would like to attend.


North Kohala RFP

September 9, 2021

On September 2, 2021, Hawaiian Electric held a meeting on the North Kohala microgrid project, with a focus on its energy storage component. The purpose of this meeting was to brief stakeholders on the North Kohala microgrid effort and to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on information and data that will be used for the North Kohala microgrid and the development of an energy storage component RFP. A recording of the meeting and the presentation slides can be viewed by clicking the respective links. Please send any questions or comments to renewableacquisition@hawaiianelectric.com by October 7, 2021.