Rebates and Incentives (Charging)
HG&E’s Connected Homes – EV Charger Program
Customers who own an Electric Vehicle can receive a free Level 2 Charger or a $450 bill credit, and save $10 per month by enrolling in HG&E’s Connected Homes – EV Charger Program! Through this program, customers are rewarded for using less energy during peak periods, when energy prices are the highest.
Participating customers have the opportunity to earn HG&E monthly bill credits ($10/month). In addition, customers can choose one of the following:
- Free Level 2 Charger: By enrolling in this program, customers will have the ability to receive a free Wi-Fi enabled Level 2 Charger, which charges an electric vehicle in 4-8 hours, in exchange for allowing HG&E to control the charger during peak times.
- $450 Bill Credit: For residential customers with an existing eligible Level 2 Charger, HG&E is offering a one-time $450 bill credit for opting into this program. These customers are required to prove their EV charging schedule is set outside of peak hours.
How does it work?
Customers with an existing Level 2 home charger agree to schedule EV charging outside of peak hours (see seasonal schedule below). HG&E will have the ability to monitor and verify that charging is occurring outside of these windows through HG&E’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI).
Seasonal Peak Hours
Below are the seasonal hours customers will be required to curtail their EV charging*:
- Summer (May 1 – October 31) – Weekdays 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Winter (November 1 – April 30) – Weekdays 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
*Additional emergency hours may occur outside these windows. HG&E will notify customer via preferred electronic method prior to such hours.
The Connected Homes – EV Charger Program allows customers to participate in HG&E’s grid transformation efforts with their own equipment and receive credits for doing so, while also helping to drive down costs for all HG&E customers.