Download and launch the ev.energy app
As we continue to add more clean energy to the grid, innovation is more important than ever. That’s why Smart Grid Nova Scotia is testing new ways technology can help us build a greener future. In a smart grid, individual pieces of the electrical system communicate with one another, so the entire electrical system can use energy more efficiently and reliably.
Electric Vehicles are one critical piece of our future smart grid. As EVs become more common, we want to learn how they can make a difference. So, we’ve partnered with ev.energy to expand our smart charging pilot and invite more customers to share in the value of this technology.
Download and launch the ev.energy app
Choose “create account” and enter the invite code SMARTGRIDNS
Connect your vehicle and set your charging preferences using the instructions you receive in your registration confirmation email.
If you own an eligible Electric Vehicle and are NOT enrolled in the current Smart Grid Nova Scotia ChargePoint pilot program, then we invite you to join now and start saving.
*Compatible Chevrolet EVs require an active OnStar subscription to enroll.
If you qualify, download the ev.energy app, enter the invite code SMARTGRIDNS, and then get ready to start saving—and making a difference.
For support with the app, please contact email@example.com.
Through the Smart Grid Nova Scotia Pilot, Nova Scotia Power is investing in technology that helps EV drivers understand, track, and control their charging, earn rewards, and improve the reliability of the power grid.
Smart Grid Nova Scotia will occasionally shift driver’s EV charging to times when there’s less demand, helping to balance the electricity grid.
Smart Grid Nova Scotia has partnered with ev.energy to assist in the administration of the Pilot. ev.energy's software platform manages EV (Electric Vehicle) charging across the grid by scheduling and optimizing charging times and loads.
Once you download ev.energy app on your mobile device, we’ll ask you to connect your electric vehicle (EV) using the username and password on your compatible EV account. This uses the same process, called OAUTH2, as you might have used to log into a website using your Facebook or Gmail account.
Neither ev.energy, nor Nova Scotia Power, will see or store your EV username and password. Once you enter your username and password, they are instantly exchanged with the vehicle manufacturer as a secure token that allows us to be able to continue to access your EV to optimize your charging throughout the program. This token is stored securely in ev.energy’s cloud platform, hosted by Amazon Web Services in The Republic of Ireland.
Smart Grid Nova Scotia’s partner, ev.energy, will take a reading of your EV’s battery level and then calculate how much energy (kWh) of charging is required, and when, and schedule charging around special events on the Nova Scotia power grid. Your vehicle will always be ready by the time you set in the app.
You can earn $20/month off your bill if you sign up and participate for the full program. This means you must stay connected during the month and only “boost” charging less than 25% of the time.
You will receive your rewards as an on-bill credit to your monthly power bill.
Providing Smart Grid Nova Scotia with this information helps us accurately report your charging data in-app, as well as effectively respond to any inquiries or questions about your charging experience.
You are free to stop participating in the program at any time. Simply disconnect your vehicle from the Smart Grid Nova Scotia app and email us to confirm your withdrawal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you disconnect your EV, we will no longer be able to read charging data from your vehicle. Any data from previous charging sessions will be combined with other customers’ data. The aggregate data will be analyzed by Smart Grid Nova Scotia to assess the benefits of the program and ways in which we may better serve EV customers in the future. You will need to re-enter your login details to reconnect to the platform.
You can enroll a maximum of one EV in the Smart Grid Nova Scotia Pilot, per account.
Yes. Time of day ratepayers are eligible for participation in the program provided they meet other program eligibility requirements. Critical peak pilot pricing customers are not eligible.
If you close your account or sell your vehicle during the program you will no longer be included in the program and will not be eligible for any further credits.
Your eligibility will be verified, and a registration email will be sent to you. Unfortunately, not all applications can be accepted.
Unfortunately, not all vehicle manufacturers have enabled the communications capability required for connection to the app and the utility. We’re hopeful more vehicles will be supported in the future.
Vehicles are chosen for the program based on the availability of the technology in the vehicle that enables its connection over the air to the ev.energy app. Unfortunately, not all vehicles have this technology, or if they do, not all manufacturer’s allow their vehicles to be fully connected to meet all program requirements.
Note that your vehicle may be listed in the app even if it is not compatible with the program.
No. Smart Grid Nova Scotia and the ev.energy app connect directly to your compatible vehicle, so there is no need to connect your charger. During the charger selection phase of registration, please tap "I have something else" and enter your charger make. ev.energy will store but not use the value you enter.
If your vehicle is not listed in the compatible vehicle list, unfortunately you will not be able to participate in the program using your charger.
Have more questions about our ev.energy smart charging pilot or our Smart Grid Nova Scotia program? Contact the team at email@example.com or phone 902-428-6236.