Selling Power to the Utility

Competitive Bidding for New Generation

Listed below are Hawaii Electric Light's current competitive bidding requests for proposals.

Answers to questions from stakeholders will be updated periodically.

Proposals can be submitted via

The Company has prepared a Proposal Submittal Tutorial to guide Proposers through the submittal process (Adobe PDF version).

Hawaiian Electric Companies' Request for Proposals (RFP)

RFP Update (June 15, 2018)

On June 15, 2018, the Commission issued Order No. 35529, authorizing the Hawaiian Electric Companies to expand the number of projects selected for the Final Award Group of each respective Company, pursuant to the Final Variable RFPs filed with the Commission on February 27, 2018.

RFP Update (February 27, 2018)

The Hawaiian Electric Companies submitted to the PUC their Final Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation RFPs and supporting documentation for the islands of Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii on February 27, 2018 as directed under Order No. 35286. The final RFP documents are available at the links below.

The RFPs are now open. Bidders must submit proposals via Power Advocate, an electronic procurement platform. See Appendix E of the RFPs for registration, user information and instructional information. Bids must be received through Power Advocate by Monday, April 30, 2018, 2:00 pm Hawaii Standard time (HST).

The Hawaiian Electric Companies February 27, 2018 Filing:

All questions or concerns regarding the RFP, while the RFP event is open, shall be submitted to the Company via the PowerAdvocate Messaging tab.

Information for PowerAdvocate Platform technical support can be referenced in Appendix E of the RFP. PowerAdvocate Platform support is available from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time (2 AM to 2 PM Hawaii Standard Time when daylight savings is in effect) Monday to Friday, except for Holidays posted on the PowerAdvocate website, both by phone: 857-453-5800 and by e-mail:

Hawaii Island Variable Renewable Dispatchable Generation RFP

Hawaii Electric Light Company plans to solicit proposals for new renewable generation consistent with the company's Power Supply Improvement Plan.
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