Georgia Power Launches EV Charger Rebate Program for Businesses

NOV 30 2014 BY MARK KANE 12

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Georgia Power Launches EV Charger Rebate Program for Businesses

Georgia Power Launches EV Charger Rebate Program for Businesses

Georgia Power recently introduced a new two-year EV charger rebate program for businesses, which is part of a larger electric transportation pilot initiative “includes promoting public education, supporting community charging stations for public use, enhancing charging options at select Georgia Power facilities and offering rebates for residential customers who install EV chargers at their homes“.

Under the program, Georgia Power offers business customers a $500 rebate for installing 240-volt Level 2 (L2) charging stations.

Mike Hazelton, senior vice president of marketing for Georgia Power, stated:

“Electricity as a transportation fuel offers our customers a variety of benefits, notably the substantial savings on fuel and maintenance costs. We’ve created this initiative to help build awareness of electric transportation, provide our customers with the latest information and further stimulate the already rapid adoption of this technology in Georgia.”

Nissan LEAF donated to the Atlanta Police Foundation by Georgia Power

Nissan LEAF donated to the Atlanta Police Foundation by Georgia Power

Earlier, Georgia Power donated a Nissan LEAF to the Atlanta Police.

Here is the website with additional information on driving electric with Georgia Power.

Georgia is currently the second largest market in terms of electric car sales, as there are a lot of incentives available:

“Due to Georgia’s constructive legislative and regulatory environment, Georgia is an exceptionally EV-friendly state with Atlanta currently ranked as the number two market for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles nationwide. Interest in EVs has grown in large part due to rising gas and diesel prices, as well as continued educational and experiential events such as the Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Roadshow. During the fourth annual AFV Roadshow in April, clean fuel experts and vehicle manufacturers visited eight Georgia cities to engage with fleet managers, community leaders and elected officials about EVs. Most recently, Georgia Power hosted multiple community events around Atlanta as part of September’s National Drive Electric Week celebration to share information about EV products and services with Georgia drivers.

In addition to the straightforward savings over gas- or diesel-fueled vehicles, Georgians who drive electric can also take advantage of state and federal tax incentives, register for free access to the state’s HOV and HOT lanes with single occupancy and can save even more through Georgia Power’s special Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) rate. In fact, customers who sign up for this rate and charge their cars between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. will currently see the cost equivalent of paying approximately 43 cents/gallon for gasoline.”

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12 Comments on "Georgia Power Launches EV Charger Rebate Program for Businesses"

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Spec9

More power companies need to do this.

If employers provide charging, that will incentivize a lot more people to get EVs. This will reduce local pollution. Reduce oil burning. And it it works well with solar PV.

Robert

Dang one state over, time to wake up NC.

Bill Howland

The big deal here really is Georgia Power will apparently buy back up to 10 kw of power at a rate of a whopping 17 cents per kilowatt hour for a billing charge of under $3 per month.

I expect 5 cents / kwh on any overage. Realistically, here is why, most of my solar power is effectively bought back at 12 cents/kwh, but 17 cents is fantastic. I would bet most Georgians pay the $5 per month charge and sell ALL of their generated power back through a separate meter, and then just purchase it back through their own existing meter.

GeorgeS

Is that TOU use plan??

I’m on a flat rate plan in AZ.

GeorgeS

Of course it’s TOU. dumb question.

My Utilities plan is ultra simple.

Bottom line cost of electricity is 16 cent/kwh including every thing taxes-every thing.

Any time of day. no TOU

The kwh bank is traded kwh for kwh.

All utilities are different.

Seems like some batt storage would be beneficial to you guys on TOU with that utility.

Bill Howland

Oh I’m sorry George I was unclear. I was just mentioning what my deal from National Grid is in BUffalo, NY.

Georgians aparently get a much better deal. 17 cents/kwh vs whatever I happen to pay a given month (lately its been fluxuating between 12 and 13 cents/kwh), and 2,4, or 6 cents (not sure what its going to be this year) on any yearly overage. But Georgians apparently get 17 cents all the time, regardless if their electricity usage is standard, EV, or TOU.

I’m not wild about that they’re building 2 New Ap1000 Westinghouse reactors, which will run right up to the containment buiding’s structural limit. In other words, the plant will be safe just as long as nothing ever goes wrong, rather like Fukushima, which had 40 great years and 1 bad day.

Bill Howland

Incidentally, the best way to ultimately kill the danger of Nuclear power plants, is merely to get all your neighbors to put Solar Panels on their homes and businesses.

Nuclear Plants are unprofitable most of the time, its only between 11 and 5 pm that they make money. If everyone had solar power, they wouldn’t need any central station juice during that time, and tne nuclear power plant would have no customers during that time. They are unprofitable at all other times, therefore, there would never be another one built.

Simple solution.

pjwood

But Bill, perhaps even accepting your points, would you find it intellectually dishonest to know that the EPA defines carbon intensity (that’s CO2/KWH) without including the existing nuclear kwh’s generated in the U.S.? (They exclude all but 6%)

I’d like to have the cost debate with you sometime, but it won’t matter if the proposed rule stands. It builds in nuclear energy having essentially no impact. “Go ahead, shut them off”.

If others feel carbon intensity is a function of CO2, over ALL of the power of our electric sector, your chance to comment on the proposed rule ends TODAY.
http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards

Bill Howland

Well you would be upset with me since I think Carbon Dioxide as being beneficial all the time, since I am a Carbon-based-organism.

I also understand that everyone associated with EV’s has to HATE ‘carbon’ (thats like calling water, ‘hydrogen’ – it would actually be more proper to call carbon dioxide ‘oxygen’), since that’s what has made everyone rich from carbon credits, and Electric Vehicle credits, and therefore, stratospheric stock valuations.’

But since the most delicate orchard flourishes in the presence of enhanced CO2, I hardly call it a pollutant, especially since by far, the most important ‘Greenhouse Gas’ is Water.

So bring up the point again when you’ve figured out a way to drain the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Of course, the Pacific Ocean is pretty well dead , or dying at least, but they never blame radiation – they say its from some ‘STRANGE VIRUS’ that they can’t identify. We agree there.. except I’d change the can’t to wont.

And when you ask some group if they’ve found anything someplace, the first question to ask is ‘Did you make any attempt to look for it in the first place’?

Bill Howland

err.. orchid

pjwood

“Well you would be upset with me since I think Carbon Dioxide as being beneficial”

Nah, I can’t claim I’m a puritan, since I enjoy the track. EV’s are too good, as cars, to let an environmental stigma be their albatross.

Bill Howland

Oh , well in all modesty I think I’m ok in that department.

Little smog generation from either car, including the Volt since the engine is so seldomly used. Little rubber pollution since I have LRR (Low rolling resistance, long wearing tires) on both cars.

However, Nitrogen Oxides from ICE’s are a different problem than CO2. People in Los Angeles have suffered from an excess of the former, but never from an excess of the latter.

Before you mention the current water ‘crisis’, its interesting that the only rain that occurs lately only if the wind is coming from the South West. No rain is coming from the west, although locales east of the mississippi have a flooding problem. Ever think about why cloud dispersion happens from westerly winds, but not southwesterly?

The short answer is, that, in time, there will be no point in having a drought.