United Illuminating Collaborates on a Statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Program

Energy company hosts webinars to help customers learn more about incentives and rebates available

ORANGE, CT – March 15, 2022 – With a shared goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and advancing cleaner transportation across the state, United Illuminating (UI) – a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) – is collaborating with the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and Eversource to develop a massive electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure which will help meet the state’s goal of having 125,000 to 150,000 electric vehicles on roads by 2025.

To help customers understand the statewide Electric Vehicle Charging Program, which officially launched on January 1, 2022, the energy company is holding a series of webinars throughout the year.

“Accessing these webinars is a critical component to understanding the incentives and rebates available to install a charging station,” said UI Connecticut EV Lead Charles Spence. “We know drivers who are considering EV’s have range anxiety and by making charging stations available across the state in many different locations from single-family homes to corporate offices and public parking locations – this plan tries to address these concerns.”

No matter where a customer may be on their electric vehicle journey, the UI website has information to help including a list of approved chargers. Homeowners can take advantage of a charging station incentive package that includes:

  • A rebate towards a Level 2 “smart” charger which uses a 240-volt electric supply and can charge an electric vehicle up to nine times faster than a normal wall outlet
  • A rebate towards the wiring needed to complete its installation: Level 2 “smart” chargers require the same wiring as a clothes dryer or an electric stove to provide enough power to efficiently charge the vehicle
  • Ongoing incentives for participating in UI’s Managed Charging program, which rewards customers for using less energy during periods of peak demand

To get started, customers can follow this four-step approach:

The program also offers incentives for UI customers opting to participate through telematics or onboard vehicle communications systems. Telematics can help an electric vehicle to make smart decisions about energy use, connect to nationwide charger networks and do other innovative things.

“Connecticut’s auto industry is offering more than 40 different EV models, and we’re working closely with dealerships, EV charger manufacturers, and contractors to spread the word on these incentives and rebates, discussed in our webinar series,” added Spence.

The most recent webinar about electric vehicle charging at home provides helpful information on the details of the program and how to participate. Click here to see the complete calendar and to register for an upcoming webinar.


About UI: The United Illuminating Company (UI) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1899, UI operates approximately 3,600 miles of electric distribution lines and 138 miles of transmission lines. It serves approximately 341,000 customers in the greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas of Connecticut. UI received the Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Recovery Award in 2019 and 2021. For more information, visit uinet.com.  

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit avangrid.com.   

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