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Electric Vehicle Program(DC)

Pepco is proposing an innovative program to help prepare the District of Columbia for the growth of electric vehicles (EVs). As the energy provider responsible for managing the power grid across the District, we play a critical role in supporting EV growth. Our program will help us understand how EVs will affect our system. Understanding these changes now will help us continue to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy services as EVs become more popular. The program also will provide necessary charging and incentives to help customers large and small make the transition to this clean transportation option. The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia is currently reviewing our proposal.

As a critical part of the East Coast's transportation corridor, the District of Columbia is experiencing rapid EV growth. Growing demand for EVs requires more charging infrastructure to increase access to electricity. Maintaining reliability and stability as electric demand grows also requires enhancements to the power grid and changes to how we manage our system. We worked with our partners across the District to identify solutions that will help the District address these challenges and become a leader in the EV market. The residential, commercial and public offerings provided through this program will help us meet our customers' evolving needs. 

Program Offerings

Pepco's proposal outlines a voluntary suite of pr​ograms consisting of several key offerings for customers:

  • Special electric rates for residential customers with EVs who charge their vehicles during off-peak hours.
  • Up to 50 residential customers can receive a 50 percent discount for the equipment and installation costs for a Level 2 smart charging station at their home. Residential customers living in disadvantaged communities will receive a 50 percent discount on a Smart Level 2 charging station and Pepco will cover 100 percent of the installation costs for up to 20 percent of these customers.
  • In coordination with the District's Department of Transportation, Pepco will install up to 35 Level 2 chargers in neighborhood locations.
  • Commercial customers who own or operate office buildings and garages where dedicated parking can be made available for EV charging, can receive 50 percent off the cost of up to 50 Level 2 chargers and 100 percent of the installation costs.
  • Pepco will install up to 20 fast chargers along main transportation corridors within Pepco's District of Columbia service area. Two fast chargers would be strategically located in each Ward, along with one charger located in each quadrant to support EV taxis.
  • The company will create a $1-million innovation fund to provide grants to people or groups with projects designed to advance EV charging across the District and support the electrification of the transportation sector.​
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