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Electric Vehicle In-Home Charging Program

Charge your electric vehicle (EV) at home with 100 percent renewable energy! ERMU offers an EV charging program that features an affordable time-of-use (TOU) rate. To save even more, customers can also take advantage of up to a $500 rebate toward the purchase and installation of a 240 volt EV charger.

This program is available to ERMU electric customers who own an electrically powered vehicle used for on-road transportation. Charging of the vehicle can occur at any time but will subject to “on-peak” and “off-peak” energy charges per hour daily. Off-peak hours typically occur between 10 p.m. and 10 a.m.
 

Customer Program Agreements

  • Customer will purchase a 240 volt electric vehicle charging station to be used for the sole purpose of charging on-road vehicles.
  • Customer is responsible for the purchase and installation of a 200-amp bypass meter socket in a mutually agreed upon location.
  • Inspection of all metering equipment by a state certified electric inspector is required before the meter will be installed by ERMU.


ERMU Program Agreements

  • All “on-peak” electric energy consumed by the electric vehicle charging equipment will be at the summer rate of $.1270 per kWh for the five monthly billing periods of June through October, and the winter rate of $.1160 per kWh for the seven monthly billing periods of November through May.
  • All “off-peak” electric energy consumed by the electric vehicle charging equipment will be at the rate of $.0602 per kWh.
  • The rate is subject to application of any Power Cost Adjustments (PCA).
  • The equipment will be available for charging at applicable rates 24 hours per day and is not subject to any load control strategies.
  • ERMU will provide metering equipment to customers.
  • ERMU will perform a final inspection prior to meter activation to ensure that only qualified loads are being supplied through the electric vehicle charging equipment.


Resources

Contact us with questions or for additional information about the Electric Vehicle In-Home Charging program.


Public Electric Vehicle Charging

ERMU currently operates three public charging stations in Elk River: one in the downtown parking lot where the Farmers Market is held, one in the ERMU parking lot adjacent to City Hall, and the other at the Coborn's fuel station off of Highway 169. The downtown and ERMU charging stations feature a 240 volt Level 2 Charger with two EV Plugs (J1772), and the charging station at Coborn's features a 480 volt DC Fast Charger with Chadmo and Combo charging EV Plugs.

Fees for Charging:

Charger Type Rate
DC Fast Charger - 480 Volt $0.2000 kWh
Level Two Charger - 240 Volt $0.1500 kWh

 

How does it work?

The charging station is accessed through the ChargePoint network. Visit www.chargepoint.com for complete instructions and tech support.

Basic steps include:

  • Access the charging station with a ChargePoint card or the ChargePoint smartphone app or call the customer service number posted on the station.
  • Once access has been granted through ChargePoint, plug in your EV or PHEV.
  • ChargePoint will notify you via text message or email when your vehicle is done charging.
     

Thinking about making the switch?

The EV network is growing steadily, with convenient and easily accessible public charging stations throughout the United States. Visit these resources to learn more.

  • PlugShare - Find a place to plug in your EV with PlugShare's database of over 50,000 charging stations! PlugShare offers a free mobile app for iOS, Android, and web that allows users to find and review charging stations and to connect with other plug-in vehicle owners.
  • Chargepoint – The world’s largest and most open EV charging network brings EV charging to more people and places than ever before. Chargepoint charging stations, mobile app, and network make it easier than ever to charge your car on the go.