FirstEnergy unit offers $39.8 mn EV charging incentive

Josh Snodgrass of Duke Energy

Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, has launched EV Driven, a four-year program that provides incentives for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

“EV Driven program helps customers build the charging backbone necessary to reach our state’s goal of registering 330,000 electric vehicles by 2025,” said James Fakult, president of JCP&L.

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) recently approved the program.

The $39.8 million program has three components: Residential charging, Mixed-use commercial and multifamily property charging and Public-access DC Fast charging.

JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex,  Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.