Georgia Power Opens 11 New EV Charging Islands

OCT 2 2015 BY MARK KANE 19

Georgia Power rolls out new fleet of EVs, pictured here in front of its Atlanta headquarters

Georgia Power’s EV fleet

Georgia Power launched on October 1st its first wave of 11 EV charging islands.

In about a year, Georgia Power intends to have 61 such charging stations, each with DC fast charger (equipped with CHADeMO/SAE combo plugs) and a Level 2 208/240-volt AC station.

DC fast charger is available from $4.95 (for the first 20 minutes) and 25 cents per each additional minute.

AC charging is available from $1 per hour fee for the first three hours and 10 cents per each additional minute.

“The new charging islands, located at Georgia Power properties across the state, mark the completion of the first phase of planned charging infrastructure being developed by the company which will include approximately 61 community charging islands for public use statewide by the end of 2016.”

“Georgia Power is committed to assisting customers with their EV energy needs and advancing Georgia as an EV-friendly state. In addition to developing public charging infrastructure, the company offers EV charger rebates for business and residential customers and a special rate for EV customers. The company also recently rolled out dozens of plug-in electric hybrid vehicles as part of its statewide fleet and supports public engagement annual events such as the Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Roadshow and National Drive Electric Week. To learn more about driving electric with Georgia Power, visit www.GeorgiaPower.com/EV.”

Locations:

  • (Atlanta) Georgia Power Headquarters – 241 Ralph McGill Blvd., NE
  • (Dunwoody) Georgia Power Customer Resource Center – 4404 North Shallowford Rd.
  • (Duluth) Duluth Operating Center – 3825 Rogers Bridge Rd.
  • (Lilburn) Lilburn Business Office – 6434 Lawrenceville Highway
  • (Lawrenceville) Lawrenceville Business Office – 1453 Highway 120
  • (Athens) Northeast Region Office – 1001 Prince Ave.
  • (Augusta) Augusta Customer Service Center – 1607 Walton Way
  • (Savannah) South Abercorn Customer Resource Center – 12016 Abercorn St.
  • (Alpharetta) North Fulton Business Office – 11675 Wills Rd.
  • (Lithonia) Metro East Region Office – 5215 Minola Dr.
  • (Smyrna) Smyrna Business Office – 1088 Concord Rd., SE

How to access?

“The charging islands accept either a new Georgia Power Card, powered by ChargePoint and available at GeorgiaPower.ChargePoint.com, or an existing ChargePoint card. Charging using the DC fast charger includes a $4.95 activation fee for the first 20 minutes of charging and 25 cents per each additional minute. Charging using the Level 2 chargers includes a $1 per hour fee for the first three hours and 10 cents per each additional minute.”

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“11 New EV Charging Islands”

And zero hydrogen pumps. Because the company won’t embezzle their own energy.

This is fantastic news. Glad to brag that other southern states can get this done. A true example for the Bible belt !

The rate structure would be very compelling for someone to get just what they need from the DCFC and get gone, $4.95 for 20 minutes and $0.25/minute over that. Should work to keep busy stations as available as realistically possible.

{BTW, $4.95 / 20 = $0.25 per minute, so that looks like the minimum charge.}

Not bad if they are charging at 50 kW.

In 20 minutes that would be 16.6 kWh which would give you about 53 miles at 3.2 miles per kWh.

$4.95 for 53 miles comes out at today’s gas prices of around $2.50 to be equal to buying 2 gallons for a car that gets 26 mpg.

So basically you are paying more for the convenience of fast charging but they are at least keeping it within the costs of what a gas car would pay at the pump. Can’t say the same for the Blink network around here where I live.

At low SOC, a Nissan LEAF can add 50-60% SOC in about 20 minutes. That’s maybe 15 kWh of energy. $5 is a fair bit of markup for what would cost the residential customer about $1.50 – it’d be tough to justify as a daily charge – but in an emergency it’s probably fine.

This is great news. At a quick 50kwh per hour, you get a decent representation of cost, not gouging, by GP (around $.30 per kwh). If paydown on the unit were included, or a demand charge (@50+kw) were levied, there’s no way you’d pay this little.

Watching some of the Stimulus funded J1772s fail to be maintained, in my area, I think its a good thing to see something closer to a market based solution, like this.

50kwhr per hour. Which is 50kwhr/hr = 50kw. It’s 50kw. I charge at my house at 4kw. I guess I could say I charge at my house at 4kwhrhrhrhrhr per hour per hour per hour per hour.

@pj
agreed with your numbers. Not too bad a price, 30 cents /kwh

I wonder if these chargers can do more than 50 kw?

125 kw is more like it. At that rate you can add 125 miles in 20 minutes or so.

At ant rate this is the kind of thing more power companies should get into. They need a new business model anyway.

Yeah, the last couple of years I have been wondering why the power companies didn’t get some skin in the game since they are the ones that would profit from EV adoption.

If GA Power can sell electricity at $.30 kWh then they are making more than double what they charge me at home. You would think they would want to do more of that.

Maybe electricity producers don’t want the Big Oil Mafia to be upset?

I really hope that Georgia Power tries to build some of these new quick chargers in several small towns in Georgia outside of the major cities to allow people to drive out into the county.

“DC fast charger is available from $4.95 (for the first 20 minutes) and 25 cents per each additional minute.”
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Is that while your car is plugged in or just while it’s charging?

In 20 minutes will Model S and Smart-EV draw the same amount of electricity or Model S will draw more.

In that case, the price should differ based on how much electricity is drawn, otherwise it will be unfair for the person with small EV / Plugin.

Ideally every utility should open a EV charger near their offices, parking lots and even contract with food outlets and groceries to install a charger for a fee to the hosting site like McDonalds, Walmart, etc.

Going the right direction although for EV’s to become mainstream it seems to me there should be at least as many fast chargers as there are fuel stations. Here an example: at an Ikea store next to where I live there are 4 chargers. If a EV owner decides to hook up on one of those while doing is shopping, one of those charger is occupied for maybe an hour, sometimes more. As opposed to that, a fuel pump would be made unavailable for max five minutes. Moreover if EV becomes mainstream you can’t expect every owner to have a garage with charging facilities. So part of the current enthousiasm regarding EV is based on the fact that there are so few of them that a very small charging network is about OK although still too unpractical for mainstream car owner. Fuel cell cars have an advantage here. One hydrogen station can fill a car in a few minutes, so less are needed. Probably the best would be a fuel cell car with a 15Kwh battery for home charging. Quite expensive although.

Nice. Those L2 chargers won’t be that useful but the DC-fast chargers certainly will.

They will get used some. However word gets around about free charging and EV drivers will go wherever free charging is

I applaud Georgia Power for doing this. I wish that more utilities would also invest in public DCFC infrastructure.

It would be great to see TVA implement a network/program to get all the various utilities they serve to form a EV charging cooperative.

Are these all on Plugshare?

I think they feel guilty for all their coal and gas pollution.