Hawaii eyes renewables drive
Projects targeted that can be in service by end of 2020
Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company has asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to start the process to seek new renewable energy generation on four Hawaiian islands.
The companies are targeting projects that can be in service by the end of 2020 on Maui, Lana'i, Moloka'i and Hawaii Islands.
The plan would see Molokai achieving 100% renewable energy by 2020, Lana'i by 2030, and Maui and Hawaii Island by 2040.
The companies have asked the PUC to “open dockets to facilitate issuing formal requests for proposals (RFP) for new renewable energy projects and to appoint an independent observer to oversee the procurement process”.
A separate RFP would be issued for each island.
Once the PUC approves the design, the companies will release the RFPs to provide details to prospective bidders on the renewable energy being sought for each island.