in News Departments > RFP
print the content item

Hawaiian Electric Co. is seeking qualified utility-scale renewable energy projects that developers can place into service quickly at a "low cost per kilowatt-hour."

If such projects are identified, the utility will work with the developer to seek a waiver from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Competitive Bidding Framework. In order to qualify to seek a waiver, a project must be located on Oahu and be larger than 5 MW.

Projects can use any viable renewable energy technology, such as wind or solar. Projects must also meet all applicable archaeological, environmental and construction permitting requirements.

In addition to the waiver from competitive bidding, Hawaiian Electric and any developer selected must negotiate a power purchase agreement that will be subject to PUC approval. The goal is to have one or more such projects in service by 2015.

"We believe the best way to reduce our customers' bills is to add as much renewable energy on long-term, fixed-price contracts to our grids as soon as possible," explains Scott Seu, Hawaiian Electric’s vice president of energy resources and operations. "We believe there may be projects substantially ready to go that can be built quickly and at a cost that can help reduce our heavy dependency on fossil fuels."

More information is available here.


Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984