Electric vehicle charging

Electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) at first seemed futuristic and like a temporary fad, but time has proven otherwise. Today they are gaining in popularity and charging stations are appearing in many places.

You may be wondering what your options are, as well as how Wright-Hennepin (WH) can help you. We have two vehicle charging options: Purchase a ZEFNET charging station and Bring your own charger. More details are below.

Image of how an electric vehicle charging looks like

Rebates available of up to $1,000! Visit our rebate page for more information.

WH has two electric vehicle charging programs:

Purchase your ZEFNET charging station at the EnergyWiseMN Store

Selecting a high-quality electric-vehicle charger that meets your needs has never been easier! WH has partnered with Energy Wise MN to take the guesswork out of purchasing an EV charger. We’ve narrowed it down to our top three models, and we’ll help you find the one that best fits your lifestyle.

  • No metering outside the home, meter is onboard the unit.
  • Energy rate during charging time is $.06434 per kWh.
  • Energy rate is not subject to Power Cost Adjustment (PCA).
  • Charging time is eight hours per day, generally from 11 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Charging is not available all other hours.
  • Rebates up to $1,000. The EV must have a minimum of 4.5kW charger rating to qualify.

Learn more about the ZEFNET Charging Program.

Bring your own charging station

If you are purchasing a different Wall mount level 2 charging station, you can choose to participate in one of the following charging options. You cannot switch between the two programs because the metering equipment required for each is different. The Energy-Saving Program meter and receiver equipment will need to be located outside the home for both options.

Option 1: Electric Vehicle Storage Charging Program

  • Energy rate during charging time is $.06434 per kWh.
  • Energy rate is not subject to Power Cost Adjustment (PCA).
  • Charging time is eight hours per day, generally from 11 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Charging is not available all other hours.
  • Requires a separate meter socket and receiver to be installed on the outside of home.
  • Rebates up to $500. The EV must have a minimum of 4.5kW charger rating to qualify.

Option 2: Electric Vehicle Time-of-Use Program

  • Energy rate varies based on physical location of equipment and time of day.
  • All energy sold under Time-of-Use will not be subject to the PCA rider.
  • Charging is available 24/7.
  • Requires a separate meter socket to be installed on the outside of home.
  • Rebates up to $500. The EV must have a minimum of 4.5kW charger rating to qualify.

Learn more about the Bring Your Own Charging Program.

Charging stations:
WH has publicly-accessible EV charging stations at their headquarters in Rockford - 6800 Electric Drive, Rockford, MN 55373. There is also one located at the Albertville Premium Outlets at 6415 Labeaux Ave NE, Albertville, MN 55301.  

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