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CMP Announces Plug-In Electric Vehicle Grant Program
AUGUSTA, Maine, July 23, 2013 — Central Maine Power Company (CMP), a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is offering incentives to organizations that wish to try out plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Through its Plug-In Electric Vehicle Grant Program, CMP will offer up to $15,000 to each selected organization to support the lease or purchase of eligible vehicles. Grant recipients may opt to apply a portion of the grant toward the purchase and installation of a Level 2 or 3 charging station.
“Our program is designed to encourage the use of hybrid and electric cars in Maine,” said Adam Cutter, who is managing the utility’s grant program. “It’s also a chance to promote the storage of renewable and other energy generated off-peak to replace fuels with greater climate impacts.”
A limited number of grants are available. To qualify, organizations must be located and/or operating within CMP’s service territory. Vehicles must have electric propulsion (either part- or full-time), plug-in battery charging, and be commercially available. Customized cars, home-made vehicles, or prototypes are not eligible. Participants must also collect data about how the vehicle is used for a period of up to two years.
“We’re looking for organizations that share CMP’s strong commitment to the environment, will maximize road time for the vehicles, and record this important data,” says Cutter. “We also hope to see a broad range of electric vehicle models to help us get a thorough evaluation of the options that are available in today’s market.”
Organizations that wish to participate in CMP’s PEV Grant Program must apply online or download the application to complete and mail to: Shelley Morris, Public Affairs Department, CMP, 83 Edison Drive, Augusta, ME 04336. CMP will review all requests and will contact applicants by mail with a decision.
CMP will hold an informational session for prospective participants at its corporate headquarters at 83 Edison Drive in Augusta on Wednesday, August 7, starting at 10 a.m. Attendance is not required to apply for the PEV Grant Program, but the meeting is an opportunity for interested parties to get more information and ask questions. Anyone wishing to attend the meeting must present a photo ID upon arrival at CMP headquarters.
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About Central Maine Power Company (CMP): Central Maine Power Company, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, is Maine’s largest electricity transmission and distribution utility. The company delivers about 9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity annually to more than 600,000 homes and businesses, representing about 80% of Maine’s annual consumer sales of electricity. The company has been ranked #1 in customer satisfaction seven times by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, visit cmpco.com .
About Iberdrola USA: Iberdrola USA, a subsidiary of global energy leader Iberdrola, S.A., is an energy services and delivery company serving more than 2.4 million customers in upstate New York and New England. For more information about Iberdrola USA, visit www.iberdrolausa.com.