HECO Files Draft RFPs for Renewables - HDBaker Memo Provides Executive Summary of the Filing

On October 23, 2017, the Hawaiian Electric Companies filed with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) several draft Request for Proposals (RFPs) for renewable generation to serve the islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii (aka “Big Island”).   The filing is in two volumes, totaling 976 pages.  The filings were made in the recently opened Docket No. 2017-0352.  

The RFPs are based on the Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Power Supply Improvement Plan (“PSIP”) filed with the PUC on December 23, 2016, and approved by the PUC on July 14, 2017 in PUC Docket No. 2014-0183.  The quantities to be requested in the RFPs reflect the PSIP 5-year (2017-2021) Action Plans, plus the resources identified by the PSIP that would enter service in 2022.   

The official documents associated with the draft RFPs filed by the Hawaiian Electric Companies can be accessed at: www.hawaiianelectric.com/competitivebidding, and the official PUC record of Docket No. 2017-0352 can be accessed at http://dms.puc.hawaii.gov/dms/.

HDBaker & Company has prepared a memorandum that summarizes some of the key provisions of the draft RFP and the model Power Purchase Agreements (“PPAs”) included as part of the draft RFPs.  The full memorandum is available for download here.  Or, contact us at info@hdbaker.com to request a copy.