EV ChargeSmart Program
The EV ChargeSmart Program aims to meet participants' charging needs at the lowest cost possible, while improving grid resilience and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Program offers year-round incentives for charging your vehicle during off-peak hours (after 7 p.m. and prior to 2 p.m.).
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BONUS Peak Perks Charging Rewards
Some Central Hudson customers are also eligible to receive Peak Perks Charging Rewards. Peak Perks is an active load management program that optimizes the performance and efficiency of the power grid. It requires active communication and coordination between the utility and the participant’s device.
Participants that live in load-growth areas of Central Hudson’s service territory who enroll in the Program will receive notifications from Central Hudson of conservation events throughout the Summer Season (June – September). During a conservation event, Central Hudson will pause or reduce the charging of a participant’s device to ease stress on the grid and benefit the community. But don’t worry, you will always have control over your charging. Participants are allowed to opt out of up to two events per season without forfeiting their participation incentive.
Customers eligible for Peak Perks Charging Rewards must also:
- Live in an eligible load-growth area within Central Hudson’s service territory. Map of eligible areas
- Own or lease one of the eligible devices listed below.
- Have an account with your device manufacturer.
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Enter your zip code to determine if you live in a Peak Perks eligible area.
* Zip-code and map are for initial screening purposes. Final eligibility will be determined by address provided during application review.
All participants will receive a $25 enrollment incentive when approved and will earn participation incentives based on their off-peak charging habits. Each month a participant’s kWh of off-peak charging will be summed and multiplied by that month’s Savings Rate ($/kWh).
Those eligible for the Peak Perks Charging Rewards can receive additional participation incentives. Participants will receive a $40 incentive for responding to conservation events. Participants who respond to every conservation event in a season will receive a “Summer Streak” bonus of $20.
|One-time within 60 days of being approved
|Total kWh of off-peak charging X Savings Rate ($/kWh)
|Ongoing within 60 days of the end of each Quarter
|Peak Perks Charging Rewards
Bonus $20.00 if no opt outs for the season
|Annual paid out within 60 days of the end of the Season
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