In Massachusetts, the electric utility National Grid in Massachusetts has issued an RFI in order to execute residential off-peak charging rebate program. The survey seeks vendors that could provide charging data from varying technologies including:

  • Monitoring technologies installed in customers’ electric vehicles
  • Charging data directly from the electric vehicle or vehicle manufacturer
  • Smart plug technologies connected to Level 1 or Level 2 non-networked charging stations in drivers’ homes
  • Networked home charging stations
  • Other technologies or solutions identified by vendors responding to this survey 

The Program is available to a maximum of 11,000 National Grid residential customers on a first-come, first-served basis. The Off-Peak Rebate shall pay customers a fixed per-kWh rate for charging their EV during the hours of 9 p.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The survey will be open until February 28th and an RFP will be issued afterwards. 

In Oregon, the Department of Transportation is hosting a pre-proposal webinar to provide an overview of a new funding opportunity. Public agencies in the state are providing funding to upgrade and enhance Oregon’s network of 44 charging stations available as a part of the West Coast Electric Highway Initiative with new, dual-protocol, DC fast charging capability. The upgrades will allow fast charging using CHAdeMO or CCS connectors at each of the 44 sites. 

The opportunity includes $4 million in funding which will go towards the replacement and upgrading of charging equipment. The RFP will be issued late Spring 2020, with an award expected Summer 2020. The pre-proposal webinar will be held on April 20th at 10:30 a.m. PST and you can register by emailing or signing up for regular updates here.


(hat tip to Rishi Sondhi)