Electric Vehicles

Energy New England launches turnkey toolkit for public power utility EV programs

Energy New England (ENE) has launched a unique new turnkey toolkit that provides utilities with operational guidance to easily stand up their own electric vehicle program.

The product, “dEVelop Your Own EV Program,” has eight modules that utilities can choose from in order to meet their specific goals and needs, Energy New England noted.

Energy New England has been running EV programs in Massachusetts for over two years and is currently providing services to 15 utilities in Massachusetts.

These programs educate customers, offer options for managing charging activity, engage dealerships and workplaces, and provide consulting for the installation of public and multi-family charging infrastructure, Energy New England said.

The toolkit includes guides, templates, samples, resources, and operational content, as well as a website that can be replicated and configured. Energy New England also offers consulting on an hourly basis to help clients get started.

The eight modules, which can be purchased as a package or individually, are:

  • Education and Support
  • Marketing
  • Program Incentives
  • Dealer Engagement
  • Ambassador Program
  • EVents
  • Utility Owned EV Charging Infrastructure
  • Workplace EV Education

“We are very proud of the work we have done over the last several years as we’ve created and refined our EV program offering,” said Kristin Dupre, Director of Demand Side Management at Energy New England.

“As our EV staff has been administering these programs, they have created a repository of operational content, best practices and industry knowledge. We pulled all of this content and knowledge together and created a do-it-yourself toolkit for utilities to use so that they can easily stand up their own program,” she said.

John Tzimorangas, President and CEO of Energy New England, said that sustainability groups might also be interested in dEVelop “to promote and move forward EV adoption within their community, since many investor-owned utilities have been limited to what programs they are allowed to offer in this area.”

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Energy New England manages power supplies for more than 20 municipal electric systems throughout New England that collectively serve more than 1,200 MW of load and own more than 550 MW of generation capacity.

Energy New England provides wholesale and retail energy advisory and transaction services for more than 1 billion kWh annually.  It manages both fossil fuel and renewable generation facilities in the ISO NE markets, and provides fuel procurement advisory services to both wholesale and retail natural gas consumers.