EV Charger Time-Of-Use (TOU) Program

About

Apply for the Time-Of-Use Program (TOU) to save money while charging your Electric Vehicle (EV)! When you program your EV charger to  charge your EV during the program time duration of 10pm to 7am, a discount will be applied to your billing rate. This deters charging during peak hours when electricity is in high demand.  To help relieve stress on the electric infrastructure system, there will be a penalty rate added to the regular billing rate if charging occurs outside of the program time duration.  Although emergency load shed events are not imminent, this program is meant to curtail power use during peak hours.

Terms and Conditions

  • Program available only to Anoka Municipal Utility (AMU) residential customers.
  • Program requires Level 2 Charger(s) installed at customer residence.
  • Off-peak rates are currently 10pm to 7am daily for discounted EV Rate. Any power used at the off-peak time would be subject to a discount.
  • Peak Premium Rates from 7am to 10pm with added charge. Any power used at the peak time would be subject to a premium increased rate.
  • Program will require investment in a separate meter. Currently priced at $300 (75% of the meter cost), subject to change as meter costs change.
  • Customer is required to install 200-amp by-pass meter socket to feed EV charger only, which requires electric permit and inspection.
  • The residential EV meter must be installed by AMU and will come off the main panel and feed to an EV subpanel or receptacle dedicated for EV feeds.
  • Customer to pay $100 Grid fee with application.
  • All rates and fees are subject to change.
  • AMU reserves the right to conduct random inspections at anytime to verify and inspect meter and/or charger at the customer address. Inspections may be performed before and after the Time of Use (TOU) program begins at AMU’s discretion. If AMU inspects the meter/charger and finds it to be tampered with or the charger installed to be any other than level 2 , TOU  program may be discontinued along with back charges to customer utility billing account.
  • A residential rebate is available with  a level 2 charger installed and ownership of a full Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), or a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). Find out more details and how to apply for the Residential EV Charger Rebate if applicable.

Application

 Select one of the following to apply:

Online Application Form

Printable  Mail-In Application

Customer Process

  1. Customer installs 200-amp by-pass meter socket to feed EV charger only, requires electric permit. Send copy with application.  
  2. Customer will get approved inspection documentation from electric inspector. Send copy with application.
  3. Customer completes Application for EV Charger Time-Of-Use Program using online application form or printable application by mail.  
  4. Customer purchases the EV meter from AMU, currently priced at $300 (75% of the meter cost), subject to change as meter costs change, and pay $100 Grid fee. Make fees payable to the City of Anoka and reference the customer’s name and installation address. Pay one of two ways:  
    1.  Mail to the address of:
      Anoka City Hall
      Attn:  EV TOU Program
      2015 First Avenue
      Anoka, MN 55303
    2. Pay over the phone for a small phone fee. See our Rate Sheet (PDF) for current Convenience fee on non-present  
        payment charges. Call the city's Finance Receptionist at 763-576-2700 to make an "EV TOU Program 
        Payment" with your name and reference to the installation address. Make sure to submit the application by 
        mail if you pay over the phone.
  5. Return signed and completed application and all supplemental documentation (Electric Permit and Electric Inspection) along with required payments to Anoka City Hall. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  6. Upon approval, schedule a time to disconnect power at the project site for the installation of the new EV Time-Of-Use (TOU) meter.  To schedule, use our Disconnection of Power Scheduling Form  on our website or call 763-576-2903.
  7. Optional: Apply for EV Charger Rebate. See Residential EV Charger rebate for rules & restrictions and how to apply.

EV Charger Rebate Program

See if your EV Charger purchase qualifies for a rebate