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Stage 3 Maui RFP

On February 18, 2022, the Commission provided the Companies guidance to develop a Stage 3 RFP specifically for Maui. 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 Maui.

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

RFP Process

RFP Development
Bid Submission
Bid Evaluation
Project Selection

Stage 3 Maui RFP Accepting Bids

January 20, 2023

The Stage 3 Maui RFP is now open. Please see the final RFP documents by clicking on the RFP DOCUMENTS button above.

The Stage 3 Maui RFP Electronic Procurement Platform (Sourcing Intelligence) is also open and accepting bids through April 20, 2023.

As outlined in Section 1.1 of the RFP Appendix B, after registering on Sourcing Intelligence as a Supplier, Proposers shall request access to the Stage 3 Maui RFP event via email (“EMAIL US” button above or at mauirenewablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com). The request must include the company name and username under which the Proposer has registered. The Proposer will then be added to the event. The Stage 3 Maui RFP is event 139121. To create an account for the Electronic Procurement Platform, please refer to Appendix D of the Stage 3 Maui RFP and visit the Electronic Procurement Platform Signup Page.


Proposed Final Draft of the Stage 3 Maui RFP

January 3, 2023

Pursuant to Order No. 38735 filed on December 1, 2022, Maui Electric filed its proposed final Stage 3 Maui RFP on December 22, 2022.

Filing contents:


Hawaiian Electric seeks public comments on Updated Near-Term Grid Needs Assessments for Oahu and Maui

October 20, 2022

On July 29, 2022, Hawaiian Electric filed its Oahu Near-Term Grid Needs Assessment and Maui Near-Term Grid Needs Assessment (“Near-Term GNAs”) in Docket Nos. 2017-0352 – To Institute a Proceeding Relating to Competitive Procurement of Dispatchable and Renewable Generation, and 2018-0165 – Instituting a Proceeding to Investigate Integrated Grid Planning, as requested by the Public Utilities Commission (“Commission”). After receiving further direction from the Commission, Hawaiian Electric requests that interested stakeholders submit public comments on the Near-Term GNAs within 30 days of this solicitation. Public comments may be filed in Docket No. 2017-0352, or submitted via e-mail to oahurenewablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com or mauirenewablerfp@hawaiianelectric.com, and will be posted on the Companies’ website. Comments submitted via e-mail will be filed by Hawaiian Electric within 30 days of this solicitation in Docket No. 2017-0352.

Hawaiian Electric looks forward to receiving feedback from interested stakeholders to assist with launching and executing a competitive and successful procurement.


Next steps in the Stage 3 Maui RFP

August 10, 2022

On June 30, 2022 the PUC issued Order No. 38479 Approving the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Final Stage 3 Request for Proposals for Hawaii Island with Modifications and Issuing Guidance on the Proposed Stage 3 Requests for Proposals for Oahu and Maui (“Order 38479”).

On July 11, 2022 the Companies filed a Motion for Partial Reconsideration and/or Clarification of Order No. 38479 (“Motion”) seeking reconsideration and/or clarification on a number of modifications to the Stage 3 RFP that the Commission directed in Order 38479.

The Company awaits the PUC decision on the Motion.


Technical Conference held for Stage 3 Oahu and Maui RFP

August 8, 2022

The Company held a virtual Technical Conference on August 5, 2022 via Microsoft Teams to share information and answer question from prospective proposers and interested stakeholders of the planned Stage 3 Oahu and Maui RFP. A recording of the Technical Conference has been posted to YouTube for those who might have missed it or wish to view it again. Additionally, the meeting slides have been made available as well.


Near-Term Grid Needs Assessment

August 2, 2022

At the Commission’s request, on July 29, 2022, Hawaiian Electric filed its Oahu Near Term Grid Needs Assessment and Maui Near-Term Grid Needs Assessment reports. These reports describe 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 for the islands of Oahu and Maui. Hawaiian Electric plans to discuss the reports with stakeholders through the virtual Technical Conference scheduled for August 5, 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm HST.


Technical Status Conference

July 29, 2022

The Company will be holding a Technical Conference to discuss the results of the updates to the Near-term Grid Needs Assessments for the Stage 3 Oahu and Maui RFPs on August 5, 2022, from 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. HST. Please email OahuRenewableRFP@hawaiianelectric.com if you would like to attend. A recording of the meeting and presentation slides will be posted here when available.


Virtual Community Meeting

July 15, 2022

Hawaiian Electric hosted a second virtual community meeting on July 14, 2022 to discuss updates to the Draft Stage 3 Maui RFP with the Maui community. A recording of the meeting and the presentation slides can be viewed by clicking the respective links.


Virtual Community Meeting

June 9, 2022

Hawaiian Electric hosted a virtual community meeting on May 24, 2022 to discuss the Draft Stage 3 Maui RFP with the Maui community. A recording of the meeting and the presentation slides can be viewed by clicking the respective links.


Technical Status Conference

June 8, 2022

In its May 2, 2022 filing of the draft Stage 3 RFPs for Oahu and Maui, the Company tentatively indicated a date of June 15, 2022 for a Technical Status Conference. As the Commission has not yet produced a response to the RFPs, the Company will postpone the Technical Status Conference at this time. The Company will post further information on this webpage regarding a future date as it becomes available.


Draft Maui Stage 3 RFP

May 4, 2022

As directed by the Commission in its March 23, 2022 letter, Maui Electric filed a draft Maui Stage 3 RFP on May 2, 2022.

Filing contents:


Develop Stage 3 RFP for Maui

April 11, 2022

On February 18, 2022, the Commission issued a letter directing Hawaiian Electric to develop RFP materials for Stage 3 competitive bidding processes for Oahu and Maui. On March 10, 2022, Hawaiian Electric responded with a letter that included a proposed schedule and the rationale behind the proposed schedule. On March 23, 2022, the Commission issued a letter directing to proceed with the drafting of the Stage 3 RFPs for Oahu and Maui, which are to be filed by May 2, 2022.