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Enroll your EV in GridSavvy Rewards

Enroll your EV in GridSavvy Rewards to earn incentives and charge at the cheapest and greenest times.

Optimize Your EV Charging

Welcome to greener, more affordable, EV smart charging with GridSavvy Rewards!

Enroll your EV in Sonoma Clean Power’s GridSavvy Rewards program and earn cash back! Charge when prices are lowest and there is abundant clean energy to earn up to $10 per month.

Earn a $100 sign-up bonus and up to $10 per month cash back

The free ev.energy app schedules your EV’s charging for when electricity prices are lower and more renewable energy is available, ensuring your car is charged and ready when needed.

Benefits

  • Receive a one-time $100 cash bonus for enrolling in the program.
  • Charge when it’s cheapest and greenest to earn up to $10 per month.
  • Sync your EV charging with home solar generation, if available, to make sure you’re getting the most from your rooftop system.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enroll your EV in GridSavvy Rewards, you must be an SCP customer located in our service area and have one of the compatible EVs or home chargers listed below. You can be enrolled in any residential electricity rate plan; greater bill savings may be seen on an EV or other Time-of-Use rate.

  • EVs: BMW (i3, i4, i7,iX); Tesla (CyberTruck, Model 3, Model S, Model X, Model Y); Chevrolet (Bolt, Silverado); Volkswagen (ID.4, e-Golf); Toyota (RAV4 Prime, Prius Prime); Jaguar (I-Pace); and Land Rover (Range Rover PHEV P400e, Range RoverSport PHEV P400e)
  • Chargers: ChargePoint (internet connected Home and Home Flex). Coming soon: Enel X Way JuiceBox, Emporia, Autel

To participate, you need to connect either a compatible EV or charger, but not both. Check to see the full list with eligible model years.

How It Works

Provide the email address associated with your PG&E account. Don’t know the email associated with your PG&E account? Find it by logging into your PG&E account and viewing your profile.

Start Smart Charging

Connect your vehicle or charger using your existing manufacturer login details. You’ll get a one-time $100 bonus for your first charge. For technical support contact SCP@ev.energy.

Lower Carbon Emissions, Earn Cash Back

Participants can earn $5 for using ev.energy to manage at least one charge at your home address during any month, plus another $5 bonus for charging during a daytime window (10am-3pm) at least three times during any month.

Have Home Solar?

Use the ev.energy app to optimize your EV charging. The app will:

  • Maximize your Net Energy Metering credits by continuing to export your solar production to the grid during peak hours
  • Lower your electricity bill by using your solar to charge your EV during off-peak hours
  • Top up your EV when needed using the cheapest and cleanest electricity on the grid

Not Eligible Yet?

Don’t see your EV or charger on the compatibility list? Join the waitlist to be the first to know as additional EVs and home chargers are added to the GridSavvy Rewards program.

Note: Timelines for compatibility updates are not available at this time.

Meet Our Partner

ev.energy provides an app with the smart-charging algorithm that lets SCP customers save money, earn cash back, and charge their EV with renewable energy. ev.energy is a Certified B Corporation® with a mission to make EV charging greener, cheaper, and smarter for everyone.

FAQs

See our list of FAQs below.

Once you sign up online and download the ev.energy app, we’ll ask you to connect to your vehicle or charger using the username and password on your eligible vehicle account. This uses the same process, called OAUTH2, as you might have used to log into a website using your Facebook or Gmail account.

If you complete at least one charge managed by ev.energy in a month, you will receive a $5 monthly participation reward. This reward is delivered as an on-bill credit, directly reducing your utility bill.

You can earn a bonus $5 per month by charging during at least three daytime-charge windows (from 10am-3pm) per month. This reward accumulates throughout the year and will be paid out at the end of the calendar year (or the end of the pilot). You will have a choice of payment methods, including Venmo or PayPal.

To participate all you need to do is plug-in your vehicle before or during the Daytime-Charge Window and set your ready-by time in the ev.energy app for after the Daytime-Charge Window is over. Your vehicle will be charged with especially low carbon energy and you’ll earn a reward point!

The GridSavvy Rewards sign up bonus and incentives for charging during Daytime-Charge Windows are delivered electronically through PayPal or Venmo, using the email address associated with your ev.energy app account. For new enrollees, sign-up bonuses are issued after completing the onboarding process, connecting their EV, and completing their first chargin in the program.

Monthly participation incentives are conveniently delivered as an on-bill credit, directly reducing your utility bill. Depending on your billing cycle, this could take up to three months. For more information, please email scp@ev.energy.

We do not see or store your username and password. Once you enter your username and password, ev.energy instantly exchanges them with the vehicle or charger manufacturer for a secure token that allows ev.energy to be able to continue to optimize your charging throughout the program. This token is stored securely and encrypted in ev.energy’s cloud platform, hosted by Amazon Web Services.

SCP’s partner, ev.energy, will take a reading of your EV’s battery level to calculate how many kWh of charge is required to get your vehicle to the battery level you’ve specified inside the vehicle. ev.energy will also use the account to start charging at the optimal time, and stop the charging session once your car’s battery reaches the desired level before the “ready-by” time you specify in the ev.energy app.

SCP combines your charging data with that of all the other program participants and aggregates it into a set of metadata that is stored on ev.energy’s secure servers, which are hosted by Amazon Web Services.

You are free to stop participating in the program at any time, simply email scp@ev.energy requesting to withdraw from the program. We will delete the secure token that grants us access to the vehicle or charger you’ve registered in the app.

Once you unenroll from the program per the above instructions, we will no longer be able to optimize charging on your vehicle, and you will need to re-enter your login details into the app if you want to re-enroll in the program.

Any data from your charging sessions will be combined with other customers’ data. This anonymous aggregate data will be analyzed by SCP to assess the program’s benefits to the decarbonization and stability of the California power grid.

We will not control the charging on your vehicle when you are anywhere outside of a 500-foot radius of the home address you set in the ev.energy app. Charging at any other location (e.g. at superchargers, your place of work, etc.) will be tracked so you can see the energy you’ve used, but it will not be controlled. The app determines whether or not you are charging at home using location data from the GPS in the vehicle (or by connecting to your home charger).

Yes, you can add multiple EVs to your ev.energy account either through the main Dashboard or the Settings page. To add a vehicle, tap the Vehicle Switcher on the Dashboard or go to Vehicles in the Settings.

From there, choose "Add new vehicle," select your vehicle’s make, model, and trim, and link it with your vehicle's app. Confirm by tapping "Okay" on the success screen. There is a limit of one enrollment incentive per customer.

Though you can connect multiple EVs under a single OEM account (like two Teslas to one Tesla account), please note that ev.energy has not fully tested this functionality with different vehicle combinations and cannot guarantee its reliability.

To update your vehicle, please tap the “Account” tab and then “Vehicle Details” near the top of the screen. Once in “Vehicle/Car Details,” you’ll see the Name, Account (if it’s an integrated vehicle), Make, Model, and Trim of your current vehicle. At the bottom of this page, tap “Update car.”

There are three categories that you can update– each one will populate with the appropriate options as you go down the list. If, for example, you used to own a BMW i3 Range Extender (33 kWh) and now have a Tesla Model X 100D (100kWh), you’ll need to first change the make, then model, and finally trim. If you simply chose the wrong trim, you can skip the others and just go to “Trim.”

Tap “Save Changes” and you’re finished!

If you run into any issue while changing vehicles, you can always contact us for assistance at scp@ev.energy and we’d be happy to help.

The ev.energy Solar feature will automatically charge your EV during hours when your rooftop solar panels are generating electricity. ev.energy’s algorithm will obtain basic information on the size and output of your solar panels and, using your home address and local weather forecasts, will predict how much electricity your home solar will generate at any given time.

When your EV is plugged in and scheduled to smart-charge with “solar smart charging” enabled in the ev.energy app, ev.energy’s algorithm will direct your vehicle to charge during times of solar generation, so that the electrons from your solar panels can go straight into your EV battery (as long as your inverter is not in grid export mode).

If more electricity is needed to charge your EV to the battery level you’ve set before your specified ready-by time, ev.energy will top up your battery using grid electricity during off-peak hours.

Click on the “Smart” tab in the bottom navigation panel of the ev.energy app. Under the energy section, click on “Solar”. Then enter the size (in kW) of your home solar array and enable the “Solar smart charging” button, and you’re set!

To participate in GridSavvy Rewards, Chevy vehicles need an active OnStar Remote Access Subscription, and Toyota vehicles need an active Toyota Connected Services Remote Connect Subscription. These subscriptions allow the ev.energy app to manage smart charging. Check with OnStar or Toyota Connected Services for pricing.