KIUC Issues Request for Proposals for Community-Based Renewable Energy Projects

Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) has issued a request for proposals for Community-Based Renewable Energy (CBRE) projects.

The purpose of KIUC’s CBRE program is to provide KIUC’s customers with the opportunity to participate in a CBRE project in accordance with Act 100, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015, Community-Based Renewable Energy Tariff (Act 100).

The CBRE program is available only to an “Eligible Renewable Energy Project,” as defined in the CBRE Tariff. KIUC is seeking up to 3 megawatts of renewable energy under the program. Interested bidders must submit an Intent to Respond no later than 5:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on August 31, 2018.

The CBRE program attempts to expand the market to include residential and business renters, who currently are unable to participate in renewable energy generation because of their location, building type, access to the electric grid, or other impediments.

“If successful, this program will provide another option for our members to obtain renewable energy without having to locate solar panels on their property or to purchase all their energy from the utility company,” said KIUC’s President and Chief Executive Officer, David Bissell.

For more information, please visit the KIUC website: