Braintree, Massachusetts, September 1, 2022 – Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) and Energy New England (ENE) have launched a new commercial EV charging station rebate through the Braintree Drives Electric (BDE) program. Since 2018, ENE has been leading the charge on EV education, support and incentives for the residents of Braintree. With this new offering, BDE is providing both technical support and funding to assist with electric vehicle charging infrastructure planning and costs. BELD’s commercial rebate is in addition to funding from the state’s MassEVIP program, thereby helping to close the gap for eligible costs of purchasing and installing a commercial EV charging station. Eligible commercial categories include workplaces, multi-unit dwellings, educational campuses and fleets, as well as retail businesses that are interested in offering 24/7 publicly available charging stations. BDE’s approach to providing commercial charging support and incentives is to advise and guide customers through the EV infrastructure journey in order to make what can be a complex process much more streamlined.
The first rebate recipient was the John M. Corcoran and Company for its office park facility at 100 Grandview Road. The Braintree Drives Electric EV infrastructure advisory team provides support for EV charging projects from inception to completion. Corcoran proposed their particular project, which was evaluated and was promptly pre-approved so that project could be moved ahead. “The process was straight forward and the staff at Energy New England were engaged and supportive,” says Jonathan Owens, Energy Efficiency Manager with Corcoran. Upon going live with the stations, the final application form and required documents were submitted and a site visit was conducted. Corcoran was then issued a rebate check to help defray the initial costs to purchase and install the charging stations.
The EV charging infrastructure advisory and rebate program is a win-win for station owners and BELD, as engaging early with commercial properties to plan and implement responsible growth of EV charging helps the utility to increase revenue while balancing any increased load on the grid, particularly during peak demand times. Commercial entities in Braintree interested in receiving no-cost advisory support and applying for a rebate for their project can contact a Braintree Drives Electric EV Advisor at http://braintreedriveselectric.com/. To learn more about ENE’s full suite of commercial EV charging advisory services for any organization or community, contact ENE Drives Electric.
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