Residential EV Charger Pilot Program

Overview

Our electric vehicle (EV) charger pilot program can help you with the costs of EV chargers and charging. We provide the charging equipment and maintenance, and you have the option to:

  • Install the charger yourself, or we can install it for you.
  • Pay for charging equipment and installation upfront or as a monthly cost on your energy bill.

The pilot program has two options:
The Charger-only EV program allows customers on our standard residential or farm rates (Rg-1 or Fg-1) to obtain an EV charger and take service for it under a three-part Time-of-Use rate specially designed for EV charger load. The remainder of the customer’s load will remain on the standard rate.

The Whole-house EV program allows customers on our existing two-part Time-of-Use rate (Rg2) to obtain a charger and have the usage billed under their existing rate. Customers on generation rates are only eligible for this option.

For both programs, customers must have sufficient Wi-Fi internet service at the EV charger location.

Eligibility requirements

  • Own or lease an electric vehicle (all-electric or plug-in hybrid).
  • Own and live in a Wisconsin residence that receives electric service from We Energies. (For this program, this is defined as a detached single-family home, townhome/row house, duplex or other multifamily dwellings with separately metered service.)
  • Adequate Wi-Fi at the charging location.
  • Have 240-volt circuit wiring and outlet where the charger will be located. Your home may need additional electrical upgrades to meet this requirement.

Apply and more

EV charger program application

EV charger information and costs

EV program pricing

Contact us with questions.

FAQs

How does the electricity pricing in this program work?
With your EV charger on a Time-of-Use rate, the price you pay for electricity to charge your EV depends on the time of day you charge it. Your bill amount will depend on how much electricity you use to charge your EV and when you charge it.

With our Charger-Only option, your EV charging will be billed on an EV Time-of-Use rate, and the rest of the electricity you use in your home will continue to be billed at the standard rate.

With our Whole-House program option, all of your home electricity use, including your EV charging, will be billed on your current Time-of-Use rate.

Your Level 2 charger may be programmed to charge only during off-peak hours, which means your EV will be charging during the lowest-cost time period.

What if I already own a Level 2 charger?
Your existing Level 2 charger is not eligible for our program. You may still have your home electric use, including EV charging, put on our existing Time-of-Use rate.

What is included in the installation cost?
The installation cost includes the setup of the Level 2 charger. This service does not include any additional electrical work, such as circuit wiring or panel upgrades, which may be required to set up your charging location for a 240-volt circuit.

How much do additional circuit wiring or panel upgrades typically cost?
Costs depend on your home’s electrical setup and wiring. Our installation vendor can help you understand the actual costs of any additional work unique to your home. To complete any additional electrical work, you can use our vendor and pay them directly or choose another electrician.

Do I need to have an additional meter installed?
No, an additional meter is not required for the program.

Do you offer rebates for purchasing electric vehicles?
No. This pilot program assists customers with costs associated with installing EV charging equipment. Check these resources for available electric vehicle incentives: https://www.goelectricdrive.org and https://wicleancities.org/news-events/pres-releases/.

Can I participate if I rent my home or live in a multifamily dwelling?
To participate in this pilot program, customers must own and live in a single-family home, defined as a detached single-family home, townhome/row house, duplex or other multifamily dwelling with separately metered service.

How long will it take to be enrolled in the program?
It will vary with each customer and depends if additional electrical upgrade work is needed.