DTE Energy Partners With SPX Service Solutions On EV-Charging Program

SPX Service Solutions says it has been selected by DTE Energy to be the exclusive provider of turnkey electric-vehicle (EV) home charging installation services for residential customers participating in the utility's electric-vehicle rate program.

SPX Service Solutions will offer home charging installation services for up to 2,500 DTE Energy electric customers in a pilot program offered by the utility. The program offers lower rates for customers to charge electric vehicles, as well as company-provided charging stations and funding toward installation, SPX says.

As the exclusive provider for the program, the SPX electric-vehicle team will manage all aspects of home charging, including home surveys, 240-volt charging stations, installations, permitting, inspections, coordination with the utility, and post-installation services, SPX explains.

Most DTE Energy customers enrolled for service under the reduced rates will receive a separate meter capable of recording the energy used to charge the electric vehicles and the time of day when charging occurs. Eligible customers will be provided two rate options: one with a lower rate for charging during off-peak hours (11 p.m. to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends) and another that provides for a monthly flat fee of $40 per vehicle. DTE Energy can fund up to $2,500 toward a company-provided charging station and separately metered installation.

SOURCE: SPX Service Solutions

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