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Stage 3 Hawaii RFP

On January 21, 2021, the Commission provided the Companies guidance to develop a Stage 3 RFP specifically for Hawaii Island. The Commission intends that this will be an “all-source” procurement, based upon an updated assessment of grid needs for the island. In compliance with that guidance, the Companies are proceeding with work on a Stage 3 RFP draft for Hawaii Island.

Details on the Stage 3 Hawaii RFP can be found in Docket No. 2017-0352 and in the information below:

RFP Process

RFP Development
Bid Submission
Bid Evaluation
Project Selection

Technical Status Conference


In its October 15, 2021 filing of the draft Stage 3 Hawaii RFP, the Company had anticipated that the Commission would continue its practice of holding a Technical Status Conference. The Company had tentatively indicated a date of October 29, 2021 for the Technical Status Conference in the draft RFP. However, the Company recognizes the Commission may set a different date for such conference or may forgo holding such conference at all. The Commission has not yet indicated a date for a Technical Status Conference but the Company will post further information on this webpage as it becomes available.

Virtual Community Meeting

October 28, 2021

Hawaiian Electric hosted a virtual community meeting to discuss the Draft Stage 3 Hawaii RFP with the Hawaii Island community. A recording of that meeting can be found on our Facebook page.

Draft Stage 3 Hawaii RFP

October 15, 2021

As directed by the Commission in its April 20, 2021 letter, Hawaiian Electric submits a draft Stage 3 Hawaii RFP to the PUC.

The Hawaiian Electric October 15, 2021 filing:

Grid Needs Assessment Report

July 15, 2021

Hawaiian Electric submits its July 2021 Hawaii Island Near-Term Grid Needs Assessment report. This draft report describes the methodology and inputs used to study scenarios whose results were then used to inform recommendations for Grid Needs for solution sourcing for the Stage 3 Request for Proposals (“RFP”) for Hawaii Island. In the Commission’s letter dated April 20, 2021, the Commission supported the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ efforts to conduct studies to guide the development of the Stage 3 RFP for Hawaii Island, and this report provides the latest update on its progress. Hawaiian Electric will present these results to the IGP stakeholder technical working group through a virtual meeting scheduled for August 4, 2021. Additional participants will be invited to the virtual meeting, and a recording of the meeting will be made available at a later date.

Develop Stage 3 RFP for Hawaii Island

April 20, 2021

On January 21, 2021, the Commission issued a letter requesting Hawaiian Electric to proceed with developing a Stage 3 RFP for Hawaii island. The Commission intends the RFP to be an “all-source” procurement based upon an updated assessment of grid needs for the island and they plan to hold a status conference to discuss the initial plans. On February 25, 2021, Hawaiian Electric filed a letter responding to the Commission that the preliminary planning process for a Stage 3 RFP for Hawaii island has begun. In the letter, the Company offered explanatory details about its plans and timelines in advance of any forthcoming status conference. On April 20, 2021, the Commission issued a letter recognizing receipt of the February 25, 2021 letter and provided feedback and guidance. The Commission stated Hawaiian Electric should continue prioritizing the studies for Hawaii island, and that the Company should endeavor to complete these studies by July 15, 2021, and unless directed otherwise, the draft Stage 3 RFP should be filed no later than October 15, 2021.