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ChargeWise Electric Vehicle Programs

Dakota Electric offers two voluntary options for charging your EV at home as well as a rebate of up to $500 to cover the cost of installing a charging circuit on either program.

Off-peak storage rate

This option offers members the lowest cost of off-peak electricity for charging an EV, but the hours for charging are more restrictive. Electricity for charging an EV is only available during off-peak hours (11 p.m. – 7 a.m.), and the circuit must be dedicated to EV charging.

Time-of-use rate
This option allows members to charge their EV at any time of day. A special meter is installed that allows the rate to fluctuate based on the time of day the EV is charging.

Learn more
If you’re interested in learning more about EV charging stations or rates for your home or business, call The Energy Experts® at 651-463-6243.

Participate in Wellspring Renewable Energy®

By participating in Wellspring Renewable Energy, members not only help support wind and solar development in Minnesota, but they also help reduce our dependency on non-renewable energy sources.

Participating in Wellspring
Wellspring Renewable Energy is a voluntary program that gives Dakota Electric members a way to provide additional support for renewable energy technologies.

How it works
Those who participate in the Wellspring program purchase renewable energy credits (RECs). For every 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWhs) of clean, renewable electricity generation, a REC is created. RECs embody all of the environmental attributes of electric generation and can be tracked separately from the underlying electricity. Dakota Electric provides Wellspring energy to members through Great River Energy, our wholesale power supplier, making it easy for members to support renewable energy and its future.

Wellspring is sold in 100 kWh blocks, and members can purchase a fixed number of blocks each month or enough to power their monthly electricity use. Learn more about your options here!