Program would allow five different offerings to District residents
Pepco submitted a proposal to the D.C. Public Service Commission to move forward with an Electric Vehicle Pilot Program focused on providing the community with new technology, promoting the integration of electric vehicles, and understanding the impacts that electric vehicle charging will have on the electric distribution system. With the demand for electric vehicles on the rise, this program is a proactive approach to best understand the most effective ways to manage plug-in vehicle (PIV) charging.
The proposal outlines a voluntary pilot program consisting of five key offerings to customers. Up to 100 residential customers with electric vehicles and installed Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) will have the option to select a special rate. Up to 50 qualified residential customers will receive a discounted installation of a Smart Level II charging station or EVSE and a special rate. Up to ten commercial customers who own or operate condominium/apartment complexes with garage parking will receive smart Level II EVSEs. Four D.C. fast chargers will be strategically placed in locations within the city. Up to additional 500 residential customers with electric vehicles will have the ability to choose a discounted “whole house” rate.
“Our proposal for this pilot program is centrally focused on our customers, electrification of the transportation sector and acknowledges the demand for energy efficiency and innovation for our community,” said Donna Cooper, Pepco Region President. “We are committed to providing reliable electric service to all customers and promoting renewable energy. This pilot program will provide us with the information needed to evaluate and mitigate impacts to the electric distribution system.”
If approved, the Electric Vehicle Pilot Program will begin accepting customer applications a month after approval and operate until the end of the third quarter of 2019.
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