Sagewell BYOC Program Results Highlighted
For the SEPA report, twenty utilities shared information about the percentage of eligible EV drivers that have enrolled in an EV rate. Across all of them, the average enrollment rate is 21%, but one program nearly quadruples that rate: Braintree Electric Light Department’s BYOC program!
BYOC is the only solution profiled by SEPA that is based on AMI disaggregation. Whole home time of use rates have very low adoption rates (unless made mandatory) because customers are not willing to shift all of their use. Separately metered or sub-metered EV rates also have low adoption, often because the utility has the customer pay for installation, or the extra work of having the meter installed is greater than the perceived benefit. Our analysis of the separately metered EV Time of Use rate of one of the utilities that participated in the study demonstrated that the rate only shifted 50% of EV charging to off-peak hours, while BYOC shifts 95%.
Not only does BYOC have the highest penetration rate (on average 50%), and higher load shifting, the lack of hardware means the costs of the program are lower than the alternatives as well. Contact Sagewell today to see how BYOC can help your utility shift EV load. We’re able to launch the program within 30 days!
Sagewell markets its EV load management and load growth consulting services to community-owned utilities in partnership with Hometown Connections, Inc. The above article is taken from a blog published by Sagewell on January 17, 2020.
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