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Plug-in Vehicles (PEV) - E - General Registration & Enrollment Process

Customers are interested in fueling vehicles with electricity. Electric Vehicles (EV), Plug-in Vehicles (PEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV) are emerging transportation options for consumers. Electric utilities desire to support these emerging loads with electricity at “off peak” times when energy costs are low and generation and power delivery assets are underutilized. PEV manufacturers are interested in working with utilities to develop customer rates/programs which could provide consumers with an increased incentive to purchase a PEV. To enable utility customer rates/programs specifically to customers with PEVs, the utility must offer special services for these customers. These services include the ability to enroll, register, and initially setup communications between a PEV and the utility (one-time setup), the ability to repeatedly re-establish communications for each PEV charging session (repeat communications/rebinding), the ability to provide PEV charging (and other) status information to customer information channels (e.g. web, display devices), and the ability to correctly bill PEV customers according to their selected rates/programs.

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