By 2022, the Hawaiian Electric Companies are seeking to add 390 MW of renewable energy to the state’s energy mix through a competitive procurement process. As such, the Hawaiian Electric Company and its subsidiary companies, Maui Electric Company and Hawaii Electric Light Company, launched a request for proposals process in the spring of 2018 for clean, renewable energy projects for Oahu, Maui and Hawai`i Island that would help the state meet its goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045, bringing more stable electricity costs to consumers and reduce its dependency on imported sources of energy.
Innergex believes that working with communities on developing renewable energy projects is a priority. Our vision is to foster long-term relationships that are built on sharing the benefits that our projects bring.
Our proposed solar plus battery storage projects in Hawai`i would capture the renewable energy of the sun to generate electricity and store it for when it is most needed.
Innergex submitted the Hale Kuawehi Solar Project into the Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) process and the Paeahu Solar Project into the Maui Electric Company (MECO) process. Power Purchase Agreements were executed for both projects with HELCO and MECO respectively on December 27, 2018. Hale Kuawehi received Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approval in March 2019 while Paeahu is currently being reviewed by the PUC for approval.