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Charging Guide

Rebates and Incentives (Charging)

MGED Drives Electric Charging Rebates

Customers can charge their EVs faster with a Level 2 charger and that helps our customers limit charging to off-peak hours: 8 PM to 8 AM, Monday through Friday and all weekend. This reduces peak demand charges and keep all customers’ bills lower. MGED offers rebates for chargers and billing credits to customers who charge their EVs off-peak.

Need a new Level 2 EV charger?

MGED will pay a rebate of up to $300 (but no more than half the cost) for the purchase and installation of a certified Level 2 EV charger or higher speed to charge an electric vehicle at your home. A Level 2 charging system consists of a 240 volt wiring circuit from your house electrical panel to a NEMA 14-50 outlet or to a home EV charging station. In addition, MGED will provide a billing credit of $5 per month when you charge your EV between 8 PM and 8 AM Monday-Friday or anytime on weekends. Customers must provide the signed off-peak charging agreement committing to a one-year minimum off-peak charging time frame to qualify for the charger rebate and bill credit.

Instructions will be provided to ensure off-peak charging verification.

Got your charger already? Get your SmartCharge Reward for off-peak charging!

MGED customers will receive a reward of up to $10 per month when you charge your EV  between 8PM and 8AM, Monday-Friday or anytime on weekends. Customers must enroll in the SmartCharge New England EV charging rewards program, committing to a one-year minimum off-peak charging time-frame to qualify for the reward.

Device and instructions will be provided to ensure off-peak charging verification.

Eligibility

You are eligible to receive a rebate if you:

  • own a battery electric vehicle (BEV), or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and
  • charge your EV in MGED territory and have a MGED residential electric connection on an account under your name
  • provide documentation, as listed, that your Level 2 charging system was installed there on or after January 1, 2020 for this purpose, and
  • Agree to the terms and sign the MGED Off-peak EV Charging agreement.

You are eligible for a $10 monthly reward only if you own a battery electric vehicle (BEV), or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and charge your EV in MGED territory and have a MGED residential electric connection on an account under your name, and enroll in the SmartCharge New England Charging program.

Installation requirements

Electrical work for this installation must be done by a licensed electrician under an electrical permit issued by your town, and must have passed inspection by the Town’s Electrical Inspector.

Applying for your rebate/credit

You should have your charging system installed and ready to go before you drive your new EV home for the first time! Save the invoices and/or receipts for your charging system installation expenses. As soon as you have your new EV at home, scan or copy the vehicle registration, and submit it with the application and invoices/receipts for your new charging station if applicable. Your rebate will be credited to your account as a rebate credit and your EV off-peak charging bill credits will begin within 6 weeks.

 

TAX INCENTIVE UPDATE: Taxpayers once again qualify for a 30% Federal rebate (up to $1,000) on costs associated with the installation of an EV charging station through 12/31/2020. More info: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-8911

 

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