As part of our efforts to accelerate clean transportation alternatives in Massachusetts while effectively managing our distribution system, participating Massachusetts Municipal Light Plants are partnering with their energy efficiency program manager, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, (MMWEC), to provide free of charge*, for a limited time, WiFi-equipped Level 2 residential electric vehicles chargers to customers signing on to our Scheduled Charging Program.
What is a Scheduled Charging Program?
Scheduled charging is a set schedule to determine when a charger can be used at full power. Through the WiFi connection enabled in the charger, participating MLPs can set the charger to charge at a Level 1 rate (1.25 kW) during periods of peak energy usage for the rest of our distribution system.
The following MMWEC Members have free or discounted charger incentives. Click on the participating MLP below to learn more about their EV offerings or to download a charging agreement.
Free Charger: All Ipswich customers (EV & hybrid), all other EV customers (Groton and Sterling see rebate).
Rebate ($200-$300 based on size of battery): All Groton (up to $400) and Sterling customers, all other plug-in hybrid drivers except Ipswich customers.
Customers receiving a charger rebate should review the eligible model information HERE.
Interested in comparing additional models? Click Here to check out the DOE’s Alternative Fuels Data Center.
How it Works
Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on non-holiday weekdays, your charger will function the same as a standard Level 1, plug in wall charger. Outside of this time period, the charger will automatically unlock to allow you full Level 2 fast-charging functionality.
Download: EV Charging 101
Sometimes major events happen on the electrical system outside of our control. To respond to these events, emergency scheduling allows participating MLPs to temporarily access your charger via WiFi connection to lower your charging rate until the event passes. This limits strain to our system and allows us to continue to deliver low-cost, reliable electricity.