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. In addition to widespread energy conservation and rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV), many new utility-scale renewable energy projects will be needed for Hawaii to eliminate its reliance on imported fossil fuels for electricity and produce 100% of its electrical power from indigenous renewable resources. Most of these projects will be needed on Oahu, which consumed approximately 71.25% of Hawaii’s overall electricity, followed by Maui Nui (Maui, Lanai, and Molokai) at 12.25%, Hawaii Island at 11.5%, and Kauai at 5%.

This webpage was created to increase public awareness and access to information, as it becomes publicly available, on the 12 solar PV plus storage projects and 3 standalone storage projects being proposed on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island under Phase 2 of Hawaiian Electric’s competitive bidding process that was opened on August 22, 2019 and closed on November 5, 2019 — see Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Docket No. 2017-0352. The standalone storage projects on Maui and Hawaii Island are being developed by Hawaiian Electric. The standalone storage project on Oahu and all 12 of the solar PV plus storage projects on Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii Island are being developed by private renewable energy developers currently negotiating power purchase agreements with Hawaiian Electric. Hawaiian Electric must submit each project agreement, which HSEO anticipates will happen in 2020, to the PUC for review and decision. An individual docket will be created for each project. The PUC docket process is in open forum that allows for public comment at any time in the proceeding. In addition, each project must obtain the requisite federal, state, and county permits and approvals; many of which offer opportunity for public comment.

You may also visit Hawaiian Electric’s Renewable Project Status Board for more information on these projects and others.

The tables below are intended to provide a convenient one-stop-shop for basic project information and identify opportunities for the public to learn about and provide input on these projects. Published sources will be cited and links provided whenever possible. Please bookmark this page for the most updated information.

Go to Solar Plus Storage Projects

Go to Standalone Storage Projects

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View a Map of the Projects

Opportunities to Provide Public Input and Learn More About the Projects

July 7, 2020 (Tue.) – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (HST)—Kahana Solar Virtual Public Open House (Innergex)—to attend email [email protected]

July 8, 2020 (Wed.) – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (HST)—Barbers Point Solar Virtual Public Open House (Innergex)—to attend email [email protected]

July 8, 2020 (Wed.) – 5:30 p.m. (HST)—Waiawa Phase 2 Solar Online Community Engagement Meeting (AES Distributed Energy)—to attend register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/2315914075792/WN_jv4ElUtPTseCKd1pmDSU1A

July 9, 2020 (Thur.) – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (HST)—Kupono Solar Virtual Community Meeting (Bright Canyon Energy)—to attend register at kuponosolar.com

July 10, 2020 (Fri.) – 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (HST)—Kupehau Solar Virtual Community Meeting (174 Power Global)—to attend register at kupehausolar.com

July 13, 2020 (Mon.) – 5:30 p.m. (HST)—Waikoloa Village Solar Virtual Community Meeting (EDF Renewables)—to attend virtually on a computer or smartphone by clicking this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8760116988 or to attend without seeing the video by calling: (346) 248-7799 and when requested, enter the Meeting ID: 876 0116 9882

July 13, 2020 (Mon.) – 6:00 p.m. (HST)—Pulehu Solar Virtual Community Meeting (Longroad Energy)—to attend register at longroadenergy.com/pulehu

July 14, 2020 (Tue.) – 5:30 p.m. (HST)—Mountain View Solar Online Community Engagement Meeting (AES Distributed Energy)—to attend register at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8215917179315/WN__cXOBiApRs-nvTGKFVal0Q

July 14, 2020 (Tue.) – 6:00 p.m. (HST)—Kapolei Energy Storage Virtual Community Meeting (Plus Power)—to be broadcast on channel ‘Olelo 49

July 15, 2020 (Wed.) – 6:00 p.m. (HST)—Mahi Solar Virtual Community Meeting (Longroad Energy)—to attend register at longroadenergy.com/mahi

July 15, 2020 (Wed.) – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (HST)—Mehana Solar Virtual Community Meeting (Onyx Development Group LLC)—to attend RSVP by filling out this Google Form; however, it is not required to join the meeting. A link to join the meeting will be available on our website and will be emailed to those who RSVP. 

Solar Plus Storage Projects

Project Name Developer Island Location Solar Power + Energy Storage Capacity
Tax Map Key
PUC Docket Information Links
Barbers Point Solar Innergex Oahu Kapolei 15 MWac + 60 MWh (1)9-1-013:038, (1)9-1-013:040 TBD Barbers Point Solar
Kahana Solar Innergex Maui Napili-Honokowai 20 MWac + 80 MWh (2)4-3-001:017 TBD Kahana Solar
Kamaole Solar SB Energy Corp. Maui Kihei 40 MWac + 160 MWh (2)2-2-002:050, (2)2-2-002:001 TBD Kamaole Solar
Kupehau Solar 174 Power Global Oahu Kunia 60 MWac + 240 MWh (4 hr) (1)9-2-004:008 TBD Kupehau Solar
Kupono Solar Bright Canyon Energy Oahu Ewa Beach 42 MWac + 168 MWh (1)9-1-010:011, (1)9-1-010:016,
(1)9-1-001:031
TBD Kupono Solar
Mahi Solar Longroad Energy Oahu Kunia 120 MWac + 480 MWh (1)9-2-001:001, (1)9-2-004:012, (1)9-2-004:006, (1)9-2-004:003, (1)9-2-004:010 TBD Mahi Solar
Mehana Solar Onyx Development Group LLC Oahu Kalaeloa 6.6 MWac + 26.4 MWh (1)9-1-013:029 TBD Mehana Solar
Mountain View Solar AES Distributed Energy Inc. Oahu Waianae 7 MWdc + 35 MWh (1)8-5-003:031, (1)8-5-003:032, (1)8-5-019:034 TBD Mountain View Solar
Puako Solar PV + Battery Storage ENGIE Development LLC Hawaii Puako, South Point 60 MWac + 240 MWh (3)6-8-001:024 TBD Puako Solar PV + Battery Storage
Pulehu Solar Longroad Energy Maui Pulehu 40 MWac + 160 MWh (2)2-5-001:003, (2)2-5-001:004, (2)2-2-002:016 TBD Pulehu Solar
Waiawa Phase 2 Solar AES Distributed Energy Inc. Oahu Pearl City, Waipio Village 30 MWac + 240 MWh (1)9-6-004:024, (1)9-6-004:025, (1)9-6-004:026, (1)9-6-006:036 TBD Waiawa Phase 2 Solar
Waikoloa Village Solar EDF Renewables, Inc. Hawaii Waikoloa 60 MWac + 240 MWh (3)6-8-002:019, (3)6-8-002:018 TBD Waikoloa Village Solar
Project information will be updated as information becomes publicly available.

Standalone Storage Projects

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