A New Planning Process
Integrated Grid Planning addresses needs at all levels of the system. Read report >
Integrated Grid Planning
Planning Hawaii's Grid for Future Generations
The Hawaiian Electric Companies developed a Grid Modernization Strategy filed with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) on August 29, 2017. As part of the Grid Modernization Strategy, we proposed a new planning process that integrates the needs at all levels of the system: customer, bulk power resources, transmission, and distribution. The process would engage customers and stakeholders at key junctures in the integrated resource, transmission, and distribution planning effort.
We filed our Power Supply Improvement Plans with the PUC on December 23, 2016, outlining our near-term actions that will lead to the use of renewable resources to meet 100 percent of Hawaii's power generation needs by 2045.
- Renewable Energy Planning Principles
- Power Supply Improvement Plans (PSIP): Executive Summary
- Power Supply Improvement Plans (PSIP): Book 1
- Power Supply Improvement Plans (PSIP): Book 2
- Power Supply Improvement Plans (PSIP): Book 3
- Power Supply Improvement Plans (PSIP): Book 4
Through Order No. 34696 accepting the Hawaiian Electric Companies' Power Supply Improvement Plans, the PUC directed the Hawaiian Electric Companies to file with the commission "a report that details the Companies' planning approach and schedule for the next round of integrated planning. The Companies shall file this report with the Commission no later than March 1, 2018."
This web page will be regularly updated throughout the Integrated Grid Planning process, with strategy documents and filings, workshop information, presentations, and public comments that have been submitted.
- On July 12, 2018, PUC opens docket and invites public comments on our Integrated Grid Planning Report.
- With a renewed focus on comprehensive energy planning, the Hawaiian Electric Companies proposed an Integrated Grid Planning process that we believe will benefit customers by identifying the best options to affordably move Hawaii toward a reliable, resilient clean energy future with minimal risk. In addition, we believe the State will benefit from expanded market opportunities for resource, grid services, and non-wires alternatives for transmission and distribution ("T&D"), which can foster innovative solutions for a new energy economy.
Integrated Grid Planning Documents
- December 14, 2018 - Integrated Grid Planning Workplan
- July 13, 2018 - Integrated Grid Planning Report filed in Docket No. 2018-0156
- March 01, 2018 - Integrated Grid Planning Report
Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Orders
- Order No. 35569, Instituting a Proceeding to Investigate the Integrated Grid Planning (IGP) process (Docket No. 2018-0165, July 12, 2018)
- Order No. 34773, Opening a docket to serve as a repository for the GMS and any related filings/public comments (Docket No. 2017-0226, August 29, 2017)
- Order No. 34696, Instituting a Proceeding to Review the Power Supply Improvement Plans for the Hawaiian Electric Companies (Docket No. 2014-0183, July 14, 2017)
- County of Hawaii comments filed on October 10, 2018
- Division of Consumer Advocacy, Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs comments filed on October 15, 2018
- Hawaii PV Coalition comments filed October 15, 2018
- Life of the Land comments filed October 15, 2018
- Energy Freedom Coalition of America comments filed October 15, 2018
- Blue Planet comments filed October 15, 2018
- Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism comments filed on October 15, 2018
- The Hawaiian Electric Companies' Integrated Grid Planning Symposium was held on November 15 & 16, 2017.
- The Hawaiian Electric Companies hosted a public workshop to highlight the Integrated Grid Planning process in Honolulu on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 9:30am-10:30am, American Savings Bank Building, 8th floor, 1001 Bishop Street.