Our area’s electrical grid benefits when any member (not just an EV-owning member) shifts their demand for electricity to off-peak demand hours. That’s because when the Co-op purchases power from its wholesale power provider (Bonneville Power Administration) during peak demand hours, it pays more than it would during off-peak hours. The EV Charging Assistant program supports the goal of keeping electric rates affordable by purchasing less power overall during peak demand hours, benefiting the entirety of the Co-op.