Hawaiian Electric Phase 2 Renewable Energy Projects

The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) is working to effectively and consistently communicate Hawaii’s collective energy vision to improve energy project development outcomes that contribute to the quality of life for everyone in Hawaii.

Many new utility-scale renewable energy projects will be needed for Hawaii to become 100 percent dependent on locally sourced renewable energy, in addition to a variety of energy efficiency and conservation efforts, and widespread use of distributed energy resources.

This webpage was created to increase public awareness and access to information, as it becomes publicly available, on the 16 projects recently selected by Hawaiian Electric in the competitive bidding process that was opened on August 22, 2019 and closed on November 5, 2019.

On May 11, 2020, Hawaiian Electric announced that it had selected 16 new solar-plus-storage or standalone storage projects on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island for contract negotiation. These projects are the result of the second phase of the renewable energy procurement conducted by the Hawaiian Electric Companies under the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Docket No. 2017-0352. After Hawaiian Electric completes negotiations on power purchase agreements with the individual project developers, Hawaiian Electric will file the individual contracts with the PUC for approval. Negotiation on the Phase 1 contracts in 2018 took several months.

The tables below are intended to provide a convenient, one-stop-shop for basic project information and will be updated as information becomes publicly available. Published sources will be cited and links provided whenever possible. Please bookmark this page for the most updated information.

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Solar Plus Storage Projects
Project Name Developer Island Location Capacity (Size) Tax Map Key / Address PUC Docket Information Links
TBD TBD Oahu TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Oahu TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Oahu TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Oahu TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Oahu TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Oahu TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Oahu TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Oahu TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Maui TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Maui TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Maui TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Hawaii TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
TBD TBD Hawaii TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD
Project information will be updated as information becomes publicly available.

Standalone Storage Projects
Project Name Developer Island Location Capacity (Size) Tax Map Key / Address PUC Docket Information Links
Kapolei Energy Storage Plus Power Oahu Kapolei 185 MW / 565 MWh (1)9-1-014:042 TBD Kapolei Energy Storage

HE Self-Build Projects

Keahole Battery Energy Storage  Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.  Hawaii Kailua-Kona 12 MW / 12 MWh (1 hr)  (3)7-3-049:036 2017-0352 Keahole Project Summary

HE Self-Build Projects

Waena Battery Energy Storage  Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.  Maui Kahului 40 MW / 160 MWh (4 hr)  (2)3-8-003:023  2017-0352 Waena Project Summary

HE Self-Build Projects

Project information will be updated as information becomes publicly available.

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The projects listed in the tables above will also be added to the Hawaii State Energy Office’s Renewable Energy Projects Directory.
Information published by HSEO for all projects comes from public sources of information only.