EV Charging Station Incentive Pilot Program

 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

A $200 EnergyWise incentive for the installation of a residential vehicle charging station is available for a limited time from Nebraska Public Power District and your local public power utility. This incentive is for customers living in the service area of NPPD or its wholesale customers who purchase an electric vehicle and choose to install a ChargePoint 32 amp WI-FI enabled station. Other charging stations may be incented but must pass pre-approval criteria. To qualify for the pilot incentive program, the installation location of the charging station must have internet wireless connectivity.

About the Pilot Program

Nebraska Public Power District, in partnership with its wholesale utility customers, has a need to understand the future impact of electric vehicle charging on the electric distribution system. Electrification of the transportation sector is expected to grow and have a substantial impact on the electricity delivery system. By collecting data on individual charging stations, the utilities can better implement strategies to maintain and improve utility infrastructure. In order to collect this information, the utility is offering an incentive to eligible customers with qualifying equipment.

How You Can Apply

To receive an incentive, you must:

  1. Purchase and install a ChargePoint 240V 32A WIFI connected charging station at your home.
  2. Activate the charging station with the ChargePoint app.
  3. Download and fill out the EnergyWise Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentive Pilot Program application.
  4. Submit your completed application to your local electric utility who will verify that the installation meets the program criteria before issuing any incentive.
  5. By signing the application, you agree to release your charging station energy usage data to the utility.

How Can I Purchase a ChargePoint Station?

In Nebraska, Electric Transportation Partners in Lincoln is a ChargePoint distributor. You can order equipment from Electric Transportation Partners at the following link — https://www.etpnebraska.com/nppd/.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why only ChargePoint?
ChargePoint is the only manufacturer that has agreed to collect and release usage data to NPPD. This is a pilot program and any future program would not be limited to a specific manufacturer. A different brand would require the manufacturer to collect and release energy data to the utility under like terms of the ChargePoint agreement. No other manufacturer has offered to do that although NPPD is open to offers.

Why 240V 32A charging station?
This is a Level 2 station that provides quicker vehicle charging than the Level 1 equipment that comes with the vehicle. As the range of electric vehicles increase, quicker charging provides greater customer convenience.

How much does it cost?
ChargePoint 32A with plug and 25’ charging cable. List price $749
ChargePoint 32A hardwired and 18’ charging cable. List price $649
The above prices do not include any wiring that may be needed to bring a 40A circuit to the garage. Also, the plug model allows you to take the charging station with you if you move.

What are you going to do with my data?
Your data will be used to understand the impact of charging electric vehicles on the local electric system. This information helps maintain and improve the future reliability of your utility’s electric distribution system. It also provides the utility with information that may lead to special rates and benefits to owners of electric vehicles.

Are you going to control when I can or can’t charge my vehicle?
No. This program has no control features.

How much will this charging station add to my bill?
The impact of electric vehicle charging on your bill varies with the amount of charging and driving you do. With the energy information that is collected with this program, your local utility will be able to provide you with your cost to charge a vehicle.

Do I have to have a permit to add this charging station to my house?
The charging station itself can be ordered with a plug in cord that plugs in just like an electric dryer or range. You may need to extend a 240V 40A electric circuit to your garage if one does not exist. This wiring would be subject to any local electric codes and permits

Contact Us

Questions about the EnergyWise Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive Pilot Program application processes should be directed to 1-877-ASK-NPPD (275-6773).