The purpose of the Hawaii Rewnewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) Study was to use modeling tools to identify and evaluate cost-effective pathways that support the growth of renewables on Oahu and Maui with a goal of achieving the RPS targets. Unlike previous renewable integration studies conducted in Hawaii, this study was designed to be holistic in scope, encompassing a broad spectrum of power system operations, economics, and reliability impacts associated with high levels of renewable penetration. The study evaluated many different resource mixes including varying amounts of utility scale wind and solar, as well as increasing amounts of distributed rooftop solar PV. These resource mixes were evaluated with and without transmission and grid configurations that interconnect Oahu and Maui, as well as other off-island resources. The modeling was recently completed and the final report will be out soon.
Point Person: John Cole
- Hawaii Renewable Portfolio Standards Study, Final Report, prepared by GE Energy Consulting for HNEI, May 2015
- Hawaii RPS Executive Summary, presented by GE Energy Consulting & HNEI to the Hawaii State Capitol, May 2015