Producing Clean Energy

Customer Generation

Programs designed for customers to produce their own renewable energy.

Producing Clean Energy

Maui Electric 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 Maui Electric. 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 Self-Supply (CSS) and Customer Grid-Supply (CGS) 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.
Learn more | Rule 14 | Email Us

The Hawaiian Electric Companies released Grid Supportive Utility Interactive Inverter Certification Requirements which includes the Source Requirements Document Version 1.0 (“SRD Version 1.0”) for UL 1741, Supplement SA. Inverter manufacturers must certify “Grid Support Utility Interactive” inverters to SRD Version 1.0 by September 7, 2017 to remain qualified for installation on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, and Lanai. Click the button below to view our weekly updated list of qualified advanced inverter equipment for our Customer Self-Supply, Customer Grid-Supply, and SIA programs.


Selling Power to Maui Electric

Competitive 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 Maui Electric 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 Maui Electric'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.
Learn more | Tariff | Appendix I | Appendix II | Tariff Tier 3 | Appendix I Tier 3 | Appendix II Tier 3 | Apply | Questions

Schedule Q

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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