Customer Renewable Programs

Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) Phase 1

Hawaiian Electric opened the first phase of the Community-Based Renewable Energy in June 2018, accepting applications from interested companies, organizations, developers, or groups that wished to become a subscriber organization and propose a shared solar project.

Only solar projects were eligible for the initial phase of 8 megawatts of capacity available statewide, equivalent to a small grid-scale array, as approved by the Commission. Some projects for Phase 1 are still in development under the original rules. Hawaiian Electric expects two Phase 1 CBRE projects to go online in 2020 Q4. The unallocated capacity from Phase 1 has been rolled over into Phase 2. No Phase 1 capacity is currently available.

CBRE Phase 1 Projects

Name Island Technology Size (kW) Status Estimated Completion
ROIZ CBRE Maui Solar 28.32 In Operation -
Mililani Tech Solar 1 Oahu Solar 270 In Operation -
Palailai Solar 1 Oahu Solar 3,000 Under Construction Q3, 2023
KHLS Oahu Solar 1,720 Under Construction Q3, 2023
South Point Hawaii Island Solar 750 Under Construction Q4, 2023
Kawela Plantation Molokai Solar 250 Under Construction Q2, 2023


Original Capacity and Credit Rate of Phase 1 by Island

Island Capacity (MW) Credit Rate ($/kWh) Technology Capacity in Queue (kW) # Applications in Queue
Oahu 5.0 0.15 Solar - -
Hawaii Island 1.0 0.15 Solar - -
Maui 1.0 0.165 Solar - -
Molokai 0.5 0.225 Solar - -
Lanai 0.5 0.26 Solar - -
Total 8.0 - -