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Pilot EV Program to Include Load Management Incentives

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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.

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Matt Chester on Oct 12, 2020 4:12 pm GMT

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

Any information on how those 400 will be chosen? 

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mark wilkinson on Oct 19, 2020 2:02 pm GMT

Thanks for the post. Good to see Duke taking steps to gather data.  Many utilities have investigated residential charging stations, often to begin leasing to their customers with installation.  However, too few will have the data to really understand the impact and business case.  Great to see how Duke is piloting work to get to facts in their market.  In markets where EV penetration isn't material, yet, programs like these can prepar utilities for the inevitable march to transportation electrification.

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