Commercial customer enrolling on Schedule EV-C will have a new EV-C meter exclusive for EV charging. The customer's existing load will remain on existing meter(s). There is no charge to install the new meter, but there is a $5.00 monthly metering charge. The customer must hire a licensed electrician to install and connect the new meter infrastructure. To encourage Off-Peak vehicle charging, lower rates will be offered from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and all weekend.
For commercial customers on Oahu, the Off-Peak EV charge rate for non-demand customers will be around five cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) below the standard. Charging during On-Peak times will be possible, but at about two cents per kWh above the standard commercial rate.
Schedule EV-C is also available for EV demand service. The Off-Peak EV charge rate for demand customers will be around one cent per kilowatt hour (kWh) below the Schedule J rate. The On-Peak rate is two cents above the standard. Only On-Peak demand affects billing demand charges.
A permit will be required for the electrical work for the installation of the new, separate meter for EV-C. Permit closure is required before EV-C rate enrollment. Vehicle registration is required if the rate is for customer- owned EVs. Otherwise, the customer must certify the EVSE is for public, tenant, or employee charging.
Hawaiian Electric Companies’ Electric Vehicle (EV) Pilot Rates are open to 1,000 customers on Oahu, 300 in Maui County, and 300 on Hawaii Island for charging highway-capable, four-wheeled electric vehicles. The pilot will be in effect until 2013.
Detailed rate schedule information:
- Schedule EV-C (commercial-separate meter for EV charging only