United Power launches EV charging at home service


United Power launched United EV, a new charging-as-a-service pilot program designed to provide at-home charging solutions for cooperative members with electric vehicles.

The Brighton-based energy co-op made the announcement on July 25 in a press release.

“There’s been rapid growth in electric vehicle sales and ownership within the United Power service territory,” said Joel Danforth, United Power’s energy programs director, in the statement. “Our comprehensive EV strategy began with the deployment of rapid chargers along major corridors throughout our territory where there were gaps in charging infrastructure. We’re now turning our attention toward reducing the upfront cost, risk, and burden of home charging to make electric vehicle ownership more affordable and accessible.”

The company claims that the United EV program will help lower the up-front ownership and installation costs of wall-mounted, at-home EV chargers, to reduce the costs of charging and help the cooperative effectively manage electric demand on the grid." The co-op also said the program will be available to 50 homes at first.

The program costs $19 a month. The program service package includes installation and set-up of a wall-mounted ChargePoint Home Flex Level 2 charger, maintenance and repairs for the duration of the enrollment period.

Customers can also qualify for rebates of up to $1,000 for wiring expenses and outlet installation to help address the cost of updating home electrical wiring, the press release said. The rebate covers half of those installation costs and UP members who aren't part of the EV program can receive a rebate of up to $500.

United Power, Brighton power co-op, new EV charging station


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