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Charge at Home

Residential rebates for Level 2 electric vehicle chargers

Charge at Home now works with Level 2 EV chargers from several different manufacturers. Simply choose an approved charger that best suits your needs, join the HCE network on your charging app, and we’ll reimburse you for the cost of the charger up to $549.

To help make the process even easier, we can even cover the upfront costs of your charger installation and spread your repayment out over three years on your electric bill.

Members participating in Charge at Home must enroll in our Electric Vehicle Charger Distribution Flexibility Tariff, which allows HCE to occasionally manage charging speeds during times of peak electricity demand. Keep reading for the full details. 

Rebate-eligible chargers include:

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Here's how it works

  • Apply for Charge at Home using the form here.
    • First, decide how you want to pay your electrician for your charger installation:
      • You can pay your electrician directly.
      • We can cover your costs and pay your electrician – and spread that cost out over your electric bills for three years, interest-free.
  • Sign our Charge at Home Program Agreement. This will come to you in a separate email after you’re approved for the program.
  • Purchase the EV Charger of your choice from one of our approved manufacturers. If you have two EVs, you are eligible for rebates on two chargers.
  • Submit your receipt and unit serial number for reimbursement, along with a photo of the installed charger. Receipts must be dated within 90 days of rebate application.
  • You hire an electrician of your choice to install the charger.
  • You have 60 days to install and activate your charger from the date you sign your agreement. If you do not complete all steps within 60 days, you will be charged back the full charger rebate amount on your next electric bill.
  • The program is exclusively for residential members. 
  • Your account needs to be in good standing (no more than 2 delinquent payments in 12 months). 
  • Members with one electric vehicle are eligible for one charger rebate. Members with two EVs are eligible for up to two charger rebates.
  • Members who receive vehicle charger rebate agree to enroll in HCE’s Distribution Flexibility (DF) Tariff. This tariff allows HCE full operational control of the EVSE, per the program rules as outlined in the terms and conditions.

Participating members must enroll in our Electric Vehicle Charger Distribution Flexibility tariff.

Terms and Conditions for HCE’s Control of Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE): 

1. HCE may delay or initiate the use of EVSE during times of peak demand. 

  • High demand or critical demand events will most commonly take place between the hours of 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. and may occur on any day of the year. 
  • Peak events are expected to last 2-3 hours in duration. 
  • HCE will target a limit of 96 peak demand event hours in a calendar year, although that limit can be revised if conditions warrant. 

2. HCE may delay or initiate the use of EVSE during times of peak renewable production.

3. Renewable oversupply expectations: 
  • Peak renewable production will most commonly take place between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., and between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. and can occur any day of the year. 
  • Peak renewable production events are expected to last 3-10 hours in duration. 
  • HCE anticipates around 85 days may include peak renewable production events. 
  • HCE will target a limit of 300 peak renewable production event hours in a calendar year, although that limit can be revised if conditions warrant. 

4. HCE may evaluate and consider all relevant conditions, including but not limited to forecasted and actual renewable generation, forecasted and actual peak hours, temperature, system load conditions, system operation needs, energy market conditions, transmission system conditions, and other emergency conditions in determining whether to exercise control over the Consumer’s EVSE.

How much does it cost?

The electric vehicle charger (or two) is free. Your electrician can quote you the cost to install the charger at your home. Installation may cost $800 to $2,000 depending on your property, access, location and labor costs. You can pay your electrician upon installation or have us pay the upfront cost and distribute it on your bill. But no slacking: If you don’t complete all the steps within 60 days, you’ll be charged $650 for the charger on your next electric bill.

To buffer installation costs, you can find rebates on our rebates page and at aspencore.org/core-rebates.

Your electrician will quote you the cost to install the charger at your home. 

Installation costs vary depending on your property, access, location and labor costs. 

You can pay your electrician upon installation or have us pay them directly and distribute the cost on your bill over the next 3 years. But no slacking: If you don’t complete all the steps within 60 days, you’ll be charged back your rebate amount and installation costs on your next electric bill.

Driving an electric vehicle is much cheaper per mile than driving a gas-powered vehicle. Nationally, EVs are three to five times cheaper to drive per mile than gas-powered vehicles, and cost about $300 less per year to maintain. On average, electric cars emit three times less CO2 than gas-powered cars.

Driving electric equates to spending about $1 per gallon on gasoline.

Chargers for condos, apartments, and renters

Working with property managers is the first step to bringing EV charging to reserved or shared parking spaces.

Start the conversation with your property manager and get in touch with us. We will work with them to evaluate and provide the ideal charging solution for the property.

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