Potomac Edison to install 59 public EV charging stations

Published on January 13, 2020 by Dave Kovaleski

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Potomac Edison launched a new program that calls for the installation of electric vehicles (EV) charging stations and other measures to spur EV adoption.

The company’s EV Driven program features the installation of publicly available EV charging stations, rebates for both residential and multifamily charger installations, and incentives for EV charging during off-peak hours. The five-year pilot program is designed to benefit the state’s environment by reducing auto emissions.

Specifically, Potomac Edison, which serves customers in Maryland, will install 59 public charging stations, including both Level 2 and DC Fast charging stations. As they are public, they will be opened to use by anyone. The charging station installations will begin in the coming weeks. Also, the company will provide a $300 rebate for qualified Level 2 EV charging stations for residential customers and a 50 percent rebate for the cost of qualified Level 2 and DC Fast charging stations at multifamily properties. Further, residential customers can sign up to earn gift card incentives for using their qualifying EV charging station during off-peak times.

“The EV Driven program will help make electric vehicle charging in Maryland more accessible, convenient and affordable,” James Sears, president of Maryland Operations for FirstEnergy, said. “We’re excited to support Maryland’s efforts toward electric vehicle adoption and to expand the charging station network as we continue providing safe, reliable, and affordable service to our customers.”

The pilot program was approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission last year. It supports Maryland’s goal of having 300,000 zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025. Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., serves roughly 270,000 customers in seven Maryland counties.