Home Energy Loss Prevention Services (HELPS) - Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company
As part of our efforts to accelerate clean transportation alternatives in Massachusetts while effectively managing our distribution system, participating Massachusetts Municipal Light Plants are partnering with their energy efficiency program manager, Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company, (MMWEC), to provide free of charge*, for a limited time, WiFi-equipped Level 2 residential electric vehicles chargers to customers signing on to our Scheduled Charging Program.
What Is A Scheduled Charging Program?
Scheduled charging is a set schedule to determine when you can and cannot use your charger at full power. Through the the Wi-Fi connection enabled in your charger, participating MLPs can set the charger to charge at a Level 1 rate (1.25KW) during periods of peak energy usage for the rest of our distribution system.
How It Works
Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on non-holiday weekdays, your charger will function the same as a standard Level 1, plug in wall charger. Outside of this time period, the charger will automatically unlock to allow you full Level 2 fast-charging functionality.
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Sometimes major events happen on the electrical system outside of our control. To respond to these events, emergency emergency scheduling allows participating MLPs to temporarily access your charger via Wi-Fi connection to lower your charging rate until the event passes. This limits strain to our system and allows us to continue to deliver low-cost, reliable electricity.
* Participating MLPs includes those in Groton, Ipswich, Marblehead, Sterling, Shrewsbury, South Hadley, Wakefield and West Boylston. Charger incentives vary by MLP.