VPPSA PowerShift Pilot Program
Residential customers of VPPSA Members may be eligible to enroll in PowerShift, a partnership between VPPSA and Efficiency Vermont. As part of PowerShift customers can receive a free FLO X5 Level 2 charger and a $500 rebate to have the charger installed by a licensed electrician.
The PowerShift Program enables EVs to charge outside of the highest energy use (peak demand) times. EV charging is pre-scheduled and instead charges its battery when operational costs are lower and the electric grid is powered by cleaner sources.
If we can shift energy use to a different time of the day, we can keep electric bills lower for everyone.
PowerShift Program Requirements & Eligibility
PowerShift Program requirements include:
- The EV charger must be installed at a residential location which is:
- Occupied year-round, and
- Customer must be the owner of the home
- Home must have Wi-Fi 24/7 at the proposed location of the EV charger
- Customer must have a smart phone or tablet
- Program is only eligible for new or used all-electric vehicles purchased after January 1, 2022.
- Plug-in hybrid vehicles and electric motorcycles are not eligible.
- Proof of Purchase and Documentation required to verify EV purchase
- Charger must be installed by a licensed electrician of customer's choice.
- For help finding a licensed electrician, click here for a list of contractors who install EV charging equipment.
- Customer must be willing to have their transformer upgraded, if needed.
- Customer's may need to work directly with their electric utility to determine if there are any transformer-related costs.
- Distribution transformers must be adequate (size and capacity) to serve the added load safely and reliably prior to installing a Level 2 EV Charger.
How the Program Works & Potential Costs
As part of PowerShift, customers receive a brand-new electric vehicle charger offered at no cost. Once the charger has been connected with the correct schedule, customers will receive a rebate of up to $500 (subject to change without notice). While the charger is offered at no cost, customers are responsible for installation costs.
Installing an EV charger typically costs between $500 to $1,500, but this may vary based on house characteristics. An electrician will determine the need for a service panel/breaker box upgrade when providing a work estimate. If the home's service panel isn't able to accommodate a Level 2 charger, you may be eligible to receive funding for electrical upgrades based on income-eligibility.
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