SOLICITATION FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT ON HAWAII ISLAND

                                          PUBLIC NOTICE                                                               

DISPOSITION OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS BY GENERAL LEASE 
FOR USE AS RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT ON HAWAII ISLAND

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (“DHHL”) intends to dispose of land on Hawaii Island under a general lease for use as renewable energy project by way of direct negotiations pursuant to Sections 171-95 or 171-95.3, HRS, as amended.  Beneficiary consultations and public hearings will be part of the leasing process, prior to the eventual issuance of a general lease.

Land to be disposed for a renewable energy project is a portion of Hawaiian Home Lands at Kalaoa, on Hawaii Island, State of Hawaii, identified as Tax Map Key No. 3rd/7-3-010-007 comprising 200 acres.  The southern half of the parcel comprising approximately 100 acres is being designated for the site of a renewable energy project.  The site in Kalaoa appears to be best suited for a solar facility but DHHL is willing to consider other types of renewable energy projects that may be appropriate for the site and its surroundings.

Individuals, companies and/or corporations interested in leasing the property herein described shall have fourteen (14) days from the date this notice is published, that date being March 23, 2018, in which to submit a completed application to DHHL to be qualified for participation in the selection process.  The completed application must contain the information set forth below, in addition to the information and materials set forth in Sections II and III of the Information Packet for a proposed renewable energy project:           

  • Description of the conceptual design of the project
  • Timeline for the completion of the project
  • Description of the financial plan for project financing
  • Description of the business concept of the project
  • Description of the landscape and acreage requirements, including public and private lands
  • Why the renewable energy project being proposed would be more advantageous for the site than a solar facility (not applicable if a solar facility is being solely proposed); and
  • Any other qualifications that DHHL later deems necessary and required for the performance of the project.

Chapter 343, Environmental Assessment:  The selected Lessee shall be required to complete compliance with Chapter 343, HRS, as amended, prior to the start of any general lease for the site.  Such compliance shall assess the impacts that the proposed development will have on the surrounding community and environment.

An Information Packet containing what to include in an application, as well as property information, objectives and criteria, and other requirements is available on DHHL’s Procurement webpage at http://dhhl.hawaii.gov/procurement/ or for pick-up by prospective developers during regular office hours at DHHL’s headquarters located at 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, in Kapolei, on the Island of Oahu.

All applications must be received by 4:00 pm HST on Friday, April 6, 2018, hand-delivered and addressed to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Land Management Division, Attention: 2018 Renewable Energy Projects, at 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii  96707.  Applications received by this deadline shall be reviewed to determine which applications have met DHHL’s objectives and criteria to be qualified for participation in the selection process.

For additional information not in the Information Packet, contact Allen G. Yanos, Property Development Agent, in the Land Management Division, at (808) 620-9460 or via email at allen.g.yanos@hawaii.gov.

DHHL reserves the right to cancel or modify this proposed disposition at its sole discretion.

 

                                                  Dated:  Honolulu, Hawaii, March 23, 2018

 

                                                                        State of Hawaii

                                                                        DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS

                                                          

 

                                                                        By______________________________________

                                                                             Jobie M. K. Masagatani, Chairman

                                                                             Hawaiian Homes Commission