Below is the official press release from GWP, linked here:
Glendale Water & Power Launches Its Off-Peak Electric Vehicle Charging Rebate Program
Post Date: 07/19/2022 8:22 AM
Contact: Glendale Water & Power - Atineh Haroutunian, Public Benefits Marketing Manager
Sagewell - Gary Smith, Vice President of Programs
GLENDALE, California – Glendale Water & Power (GWP), in partnership with Sagewell, Inc. (Sagewell), is pleased to announce the launch of a new residential program for electric vehicle (EV) drivers called the Off-Peak EV Charging Rebate program. This program incentivizes EV owners to charge their vehicles overnight on weekdays between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. and any time on the weekend in exchange for a credit of $8 a month paid out once per year. The incentive is estimated to offer 1,300 miles of free driving per year!
Residents enroll by completing a one-time, 7-minute enrollment application, and the EV’s charging schedule handles the rest. This program shifts electric vehicle load to off-peak hours without any special hardware or separate meter needed. Participants will program their vehicles to charge during off-peak hours, and software algorithms developed by Sagewell will confirm off-peak charging compliance from AMI “smart meter” data. Enrollment requires an active GWP residential electric account, and a Level 2 charger or 240-volt charging cable provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
Off-peak EV charging helps relieve energy demand and utilizes available overnight capacity within GWP’s electric system. This then helps with reliability and benefits all GWP customers. With this program, other communities have seen participants charge off-peak at least 90% of the time, efficiently integrating EV load with the distribution system.
“This program is one part of GWP's transportation electrification efforts. It will help us keep our grid more reliable by encouraging and incentivizing residents to charge during off peak hours,” stated GWP General Manager, Mark Young. “It will also help promote EV adoption among Glendale residents and magnify the benefits of EVs in our City,” added Young.
The Off-Peak EV Charging Rebate program is offered at other utilities under the Bring Your Own Charger® (BYOC) name, and has received awards from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and American Public Power Association (APPA).
Pasi Miettinen, CEO of Sagewell added, “We are very excited to launch the program with Glendale Water & Power. GWP is in a unique position to reach a large number of EV drivers, and to shift a significant amount of EV charging demand to off-peak hours every day. This will reduce the stress on the distribution system while delivering very high customer satisfaction scores and a predictable customer experience valued by EV drivers.”
EV customers can also inquire about GWP’s Time-of-Use rates to also maximize the benefits of charging at off-peak hours.
Interested Glendale EV drivers can enroll in the program by visitinghttps://www.bringyourowncharger.com/gwp-home.
For more information or program related questions, please call 855-545-0320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glendale Water & Power (GWP) is the City of Glendale’s water and electric utility. GWP provides water to over 34,000 customers and generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to over 89,500 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Glendale, California. Visit www.GlendaleWaterandPower.com.
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Sagewell, Inc. has provided energy data analytics, demand side programs, and consulting services to utilities for more than ten years. Sagewell’s industry leading electrification programs leverage Sagewell's AMI meter data analytics software, and customer segmentation and targeting solutions to deliver cost saving and emissions reduction benefits to utility customers and utilities. Bring Your Own Charger® (BYOC) is a registered trademark of Sagewell, Inc.