Time-of-Use Program

Shift and Save

The Time-of-Use rate plan is no longer available and is closed to new customers. A pilot program with a select group of customers who have had advanced meters for at least six months will start this summer. Ultimately, all customers will be placed on TOU rates, likely in late 2024 or 2025. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Looking for a way to save money on your electric bill? Our optional Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan may be right for you.

With guidance from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, we are offering a pilot program that may help you save money if you are able to use more power during the day - when solar energy production is the highest - and less at night.

Under this program, you pay a lower rate during times when demand for electricity is lower, and a higher rate during times of the day when demand for electricity is higher. The rates are incentives to shift electric use away from peak demand hours.

How the Time-of-Use Program Works

How much can you save? It depends on how much you can shift your energy use to daylight hours. The features of this program may match your energy needs.

The Time-of-Use rate enables you to save money if you shift your energy use away from those high-demand on-peak hours that are at a higher kWh rate. The more electric use you shift away from those hours, the more money you could save. You pay the off-peak rate during the remaining hours in the day.

The more you shift your electric use from on-peak to the mid-day hours, the more money you can save. Do simple things like adjusting your thermostat when you leave for work or laundry during mid-day hours.

Time-of-Use rates graph

Current Rates

February 2023 TOU Rates (cents/kWh) with applicable surcharges:

Oahu Maui Lanai Molokai Hawaii
Off-Peak (10 p.m. to 9 a.m.) 43.0 47.7 57.3 56.1 51.0
Mid-Day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 33.1 27.5 41.0 35.7 26.7
On-Peak (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.) 50.3 49.2 61.2 57.1 58.8
Schedule R (Residential) baseline 41.0 39.2 50.9 47.8 42.5

View historical Time-of-Use rates

Time-of-Use Enrollment

Oahu Maui County Hawaii Island Total
Customers as of 11/28/2022 2089 327 775 3191

If you sign up, your bill will contain information that compares your costs under this program and the normal residential rate for electricity. You may opt out of the program at any time if you feel it isn't the right fit for you.

Frequently Asked Questions