How to be a Park & Plug site host

How to be a Park & Plug site host

Learn about the Duke Energy Park & Plug program including participation requirements and how to apply to be an EV charging station site location.

How does the program work?

Duke Energy has contracted with NovaCHARGE™ to manage the installment of EV smart charging equipment for the Park & Plug pilot program in our Florida service area. NovaCHARGE has an industry leading product portfolio and an impressive history of successfully installing EV charging stations. Once a host site has been approved for the program and the site host agreement with Duke Energy has been signed, they will work with NovaCHARGE on the installation of the new charging equipment. Duke Energy will own and operate the charging station network and will require access (easement) during the pilot.

  • Duke Energy will provide the equipment, installation, warranty and network connection services free of charge through 2022 of the pilot program
  • Site hosts will be responsible for the cost of electricity used by the charging station
  • Site hosts can provide stations under two options:
    • Option 1: As an amenity to drivers
    • Option 2: Charge a fee to the driver enabled by a smartphone or RFID card
Learn more about NovaCHARGE.

Who can participate?

To participate as a Park & Plug site host, you must:
  • Be a current Duke Energy customer in Florida
  • Agree to participate in the program through December 2022
    • Site hosts agreement required
  • After a Duke Energy assessment, the customer may need to agree to establish a separate account, install a separate meter and be responsible for ongoing tariff charges. (If a new meter is needed, Duke Energy will install it at no cost.)
  • Meet site location requirements
    • Safe, well-lit area
    • Paved
    • Adequate ingress/egress
    • Adequate power in close proximity to chosen site
  • Provide one parking space per charging port
  • Provide non-discriminatory access to EV charging spots
  • Comply with all Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements

What other factors affect site selection?

Duke Energy will evaluate applications for site hosts that meet minimum participation requirements, along with additional qualitative factors, including:
  • Potential for high utilization
  • 10% of charging stations will be installed in income-qualified communities, as defined by Florida statute
  • For public installation, proximity to amenities for the EV driver will be given preference
  • Duke Energy reserves the right to refuse applications that may not meet the intent of the pilot program

Target Quantities and Segments for Installation

Segment Multi-unit Dwellings Workplaces Public* DC Fast-Charging
EVSE type Level 2 Level 2 Level 2 DC Fast-Charging
Minimum charging ports to be deployed 325 ports 100 ports 75 ports 30 units
Segment • Apartment complexes • Condominium common areas • Dormitories Employer-provided as an employee benefit • Grocery stores • Museums
• Restaurants
• Public parking
Placed by high traffic or major corridors
Sample driving ranges 20-30 miles, dependent on amperage 20-30 miles, dependent on amperage 20-30 miles, dependent on amperage 50-80 miles/30 minutes at 50 kW
 *Public Level 2 chargers are close to our target number. If you would still like to apply, please do but you may need to be placed on a waitlist. Additional installations for Public Level 2 will be determined by program budget and other demand in other segments.

How do I apply?

Duke Energy will begin taking applications from potential site hosts in April of 2018. If your organization is interested in participating as a site host, please complete our application and be sure to include a site map on where you want charging stations installed. Details on how to provide a site map can be found here. We’ll contact you with additional details.

Additional information

  • Duke Energy will report usage data to the Florida Public Service Commission on an annual basis
  • All equipment will be branded Duke Energy
  • Pilot program extends through December 2022 – continuation of the program after that date is subject to the Florida Public Service Commission approval

Still have questions?

Contact us at parkandplug@duke-energy.com.



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