Monitor and Control Charging of Your EV from the Palm of Your Hand!
Chicopee Electric Light (CEL) has partnered with its energy efficiency program manager, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, (MMWEC), to provide a free or discounted WiFi-equipped Level 2 residential electric vehicle charger to customers signing on to the NextZero Scheduled Charging Program.
What is a Scheduled Charging Program?
Scheduled charging is a set schedule to determine when a charger can be used at full power. Through the WiFi connection enabled in the charger, CEL will power off the EV charger during periods of peak energy usage for the rest of our distribution system. Learn more by downloading CEL’s charging agreement or check to see if your EV model qualifies. Visit the Department of Energy Resource’s Alternative Fuels Data Center to compare different EV models.
Want to learn more about the different charging levels? Download EV Charging 101.
How it Works
Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on non-holiday weekdays, your EV charger will not charge. Outside of this time period, the charger will automatically unlock to allow you full Level 2 fast-charging functionality.
Sometimes major events happen on the electrical system outside of our control. To respond to these events, emergency scheduling allows CEL to temporarily access your charger via WiFi connection to lower your charging rate until the event passes. This limits strain to our system and allows us to continue to deliver low-cost, reliable electricity.
CEL customers are eligible for a free charger for electric vehicles (EVs) and a $200 or $300 rebate for plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) in exchange for enrolling the charger into the Scheduled Charging Program. CEL also offers a $6 monthly bill credit for EV drivers and a $3 monthly credit for PHEV drivers. Refer to the table below for more information.
|Vehicle Type||EV Charger Incentive||Monthly Credit|
|Full Electric Vehicle||Free||$6|
|PHEV with less than 15 kWh Battery Capacity||$200 Off||$3|
|PHEV with 15 kWh Battery Capacity or Greater||$300 Off||$3|