On January 15, 2020, Hawaiian Electric was approved to establish a fast charging service and EV rate in Maui through the subsidiary Maui Electric Company (MECO). The utility will own and operate four DCFC stations that will add to the existing EVohana network on the island. New rates will offer low-cost charging during off-peak daytime hours when solar energy generation is abundant. The utility will replace the existing infrastructure at these sites to allow more types of EVs to access them. The commission reduced the initial budget of the program and required modifications to the EV rate where a rate structure was eventually approved following MECO’s adoption of the shared savings mechanism requested by the commission.

 

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