Hawaiian Electric companies are gathering information on land available for renewable energy development.
HECO, Maui Electric, and Hawaii Electric Light Company are issuing a Request for Information (RFI), which asks interested landowners to provide information about their properties on Oahu, Hawaii Island, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.
The utility wants to build large-scale projects, such as solar and wind farms, or grow biofuels feedstock, in order to reach its 100-percent renewable energy goals.
The utility says the state will need a broad mix of renewable energy resources. Continued growth of private rooftop solar energy systems and energy storage will offer customers more options. These resources will be complemented by additional large-scale projects, which will help ensure all customers receive the benefits renewable energy.