EnergyHub, a provider of distributed energy resource (DER) solutions for utilities, is providing incentive management and secure data collection capabilities for Potomac Edison’s EV Driven charging station program.
Potomac Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, serves about 270,000 customers in seven Maryland counties. EV Driven is a five-year pilot program that offers Potomac Edison customers rebates for charging station purchases and incentives to charge at off-peak times.
EnergyHub’s platform collects usage data through software integration with customer-owned residential charging equipment—it doesn’t require new EV-specific meters. EnergyHub’s Mercury DERMS allows utilities to monitor and coordinate EV charging, and offers solutions for EV management including monitoring, forecasting and time-of-use (TOU) rate programs.
“We’re excited to work with Potomac Edison on an EV charging program that accommodates customer choice of equipment, provides financial rewards to customers and has the potential to mitigate system peaks,” said Seth Frader-Thompson, President of EnergyHub. “The off-peak charging component of the EV Driven program will help Potomac Edison better manage the impacts of consumer charging behavior, both now and in the future.”