Pilot EV Program to Include Load Management Incentives
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- Oct 12, 2020 4:00 pm GMTOct 12, 2020 2:29 pm GMT
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South Carolina utility regulators approved two Duke Energy electric transportation pilot programs.
Under the program, Duke Energy will install, own and operate 60 fast chargers across Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress South Carolina territories to provide infrastructure and facilitate electric vehicle (EV) market growth. Fast chargers will feature power output of 100 kilowatts (kW) and above.
Under a residential EV charging program, 400 Duke Energy Carolinas customers will be paid up $1,000 to install a Level 2 charging station, provide access to their charging data and manage EV charging load to occur during off-peak periods.
The utility said the pilot programs are planned to support the state’s growing EV market and enable switching transportation fuel from gasoline to electricity. The residential program will also gather current charging load data to better understand the effects of EVs on Duke Energy’s electric system and determine the ability of customers to respond to load management programs.