By Bob Katzen
This bill would direct the Department of Public Utilities to offer a rebate for consumers who choose to charge electric vehicles at off-peak hours when fewer people are likely to do so.
“We need to do more than just provide people the option of switching to more environmentally[-friendly] energy alternatives,” said sponsor Sen. John Keenan (D-Quincy). “We need to make sure those alternatives have a direct, positive impact on people’s lives. This rebate program will make sure we’re not just helping the planet. We’re also helping the consumer while relieving undue stresses on our electrical infrastructure.”