Hydrogen Fueling Station Rebate Authorization
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is authorized to establish a rebate program for renewable hydrogen fueling systems. The program may offer rebates of up to $200,000 for the installation of a hydrogen fueling system and for upgrading the capacity of an existing hydrogen fueling system. In administering the rebate program, the PUC must prioritize projects that are publicly available, serve fuel cell electric vehicle fleets, or serve multiple tenants, employees, or customers. Renewable hydrogen means hydrogen produced from renewable sources that produce less than 50 grams of carbon dioxide per kilowatt hour. The Hawaii Legislature established a special fund within the PUC to support this rebate program. The special fund receives $0.03 of the tax collected from each barrel of petroleum product sold by a distributor to any retail dealer or end user in Hawaii. The PUC may contract with a third-party, non-government entity to administer, operate, and manage the rebate program.
(Reference Senate Bill 2570, 2022)