Producing Clean Energy

Customer Solar Programs

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Producing Clean Energy

Hawaii Electric Light provides many ways for you to produce power for your own use or to sell to the utility. The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) requires when you generate renewable or nonrenewable electricity and remain connected to the utility's grid that you have an interconnection agreement and, if applicable, a power contract with Hawaii Electric Light. This includes systems such as solar (photovoltaic), wind, hydro, fuel-cell or synthetic natural gas. This site will help you understand the different ways that you can connect, whether you export power to the grid or simply reduce the amount of power you purchase.


Producing Your Own Power

Customer Renewable Programs
These programs provide customers with options to install both traditional rooftop photovoltaic systems and systems equipped with new emerging technologies, such as battery storage systems.
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Standard Interconnection Agreement
A SIA is for renewable and non-renewable systems. This agreement allows you to reduce the amount of energy you require from the utility by energy produced from your system. Any surplus exported to the grid will not be "stored" or credited on your bill.
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All qualified advanced inverters must be formally certified to UL 1741 Supplement A, using the applicable Companies' Source Requirements Document ("SRD"), and are also required to meet the Companies' Grid Support Utility Interactive ("GSUI") Inverter functions in the Companies' Rule No. 14H, effective February 20, 2018. Click here for instructions and links to the current SRD and qualification forms needed to be submitted to Hawaiian Electric.


Selling Power to Hawaii Electric Light

Wind comp bidding

Competitive Bidding
Adopted by the PUC as a mechanism for acquiring or building new energy generation in Hawaii, the competitive bidding process is initiated by Hawaii Electric Light with the issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP). All projects greater than 5MW on Oahu are subject to the PUC's Framework for Competitive Bidding. Please see Hawaii Electric Light's Competitive Bidding page for more information.
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Feed_In Tariff

Feed-in Tariff (FIT)
FIT is designed to encourage renewable energy projects through standardized pricing and contract terms. Project sizes up to and including 5 MW on Oahu are eligible for FIT. Prices are based on type of technology and tiered by the size of your system. Please see Hawaiian Electric's Feed-In Tariff page for more information.
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Feed_In Tariff

Schedule Q
Schedule Q describes the standard rates, terms and conditions that apply when the utility purchases as-available energy from customers with small cogeneration and/or small power production facilities of 100 kW or less in capacity.
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Land RFI

Land RFI
To assist prospective developers in identifying potential sites available for future renewable energy project development, the Hawaiian Electric Companies would like to share information received from its recent request for information for available land with interested developers looking to submit a proposal into one of the Companies' upcoming RFPs.
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Renewable Energy Projects RFI

Renewable Energy Projects RFI
The Hawaiian Electric Companies are seeking information on renewable energy project opportunities on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Molokai, and Lanai.
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