We’re proud to offer three Charge Ready program options to business and public sector stakeholders who want to be part of California’s electric vehicle (EV) future by installing charging equipment. Commercial, multi-family, and public sector properties of all types may be eligible for savings.
Find the Right Charge Ready Programs for You
If you represent a business with buildings to manage, Charge Ready has multiple cost-saving programs. Explore the EV charging equipment installation opportunities for your commercial assets.
Government organizations are critical in helping to achieve a carbon neutral California. We offer two Charge Ready programs that help public agencies from schools to recreation spaces save time and money with EV charging station installation.
As a decision maker with multi-family housing properties, your leadership matters. All three of our Charge Ready programs are available to multi-family housing property sites seeking to install EV charging stations.
Charge Ready participants seeking to install EV charging stations should familiarize themselves with our Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate plan options.
We offer different TOU rate plans based on your charging demands with the cost per kilowatt-hour of energy varying by season and time of day. You may be able to save money by signing up for one of our EV rate plans specifically developed for charging station operation.
Explore Tools & Resources
For those interested in learning more about Charge Ready, we offer concise fact sheets and in-depth guides for each of our three new programs: Charging Infrastructure and Rebate, New Construction Rebate, and Turn-Key Installation. Explore your options and learn what Charge Ready can do for you.
Get a quick overview of all three new programs for businesses: Charging Infrastructure and Rebate, New Construction Rebate, and Turn-Key Installation.
Our New Construction Rebate Program Fact Sheet provides a program overview for interested decision makers involved in new construction of multi-family housing.
Businesses with EV charging stations should familiarize themselves with the three different Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate plan options available to those with EV charging equipment outlined in this fact sheet.
Our informative reference guide outlines the process from submission of the program enrollment application to completed installation of the charging equipment for both our Charging Infrastructure and Rebate and Turn-Key Installation programs.
Our New Construction Rebate Program Guidelines document lays out the rebate program for new multi-family properties under construction. CALGreen code compliant properties as of 2017 may qualify to participate.
The Charging Station Rebate Program Guidelines document is a great resource for more comprehensive information. Those seeking to install up to four EV charging station ports may be eligible.
Need more information? Visit our Tools & Resources Page for tools, program guidelines, and more.
If you think Charge Ready may benefit your business or organization, start your online application today.
Charge Ready Frequently Asked Questions
We provide end-to-end EV charging installation for participants of the Charge Ready Turn-Key Installation. Turn-Key Installation is exclusively available to multi-family housing property sites located in top quartile Disadvantaged Communities (DACs) as defined by CalEPA.
All charging equipment installed under the Charging Station Rebate, Charging Infrastructure and Rebate, and New Construction Rebate Programs must be selected from SCE’s Approved Product List (APL). Rebates for these programs are issued after approved applicants complete the successful installation of the EV charging stations and submit the required documentation.
We provide the expertise of our Transportation Electrification (TE) Advisory Services to all Charge Ready participants. Our TE Advisory Services representatives work to provide vital education, awareness, and support. This support includes the sharing of EV Readiness Studies to provide detailed insight to help you make the best decisions for your specific situation. Get more information about TE Advisory Services.
Each of the three Charge Ready programs have unique eligibility requirements. The goal is to help SCE customers install charging infrastructure to support existing EVs and prepare for millions of new ones that will be on the road in the not too distant future.
Charge Ready participation gives you program choices so you can find the best program that meets your needs. To see which Charge Ready program will work best for your property’s needs, you should explore the programs available based on the type of property you operate:
The details of EV charging station ownership varies between Charge Ready programs and choices of the participants. Charging Station Rebate, Charging Infrastructure and Rebate, and New Construction Rebate Program participants all retain direct ownership and operation of installed EV charging stations.
With Turn-Key Installation SCE will own, operate, and maintain the installed EV charging stations. This program is only available to Multi-family properties in top quartile DACs. Find out if your property qualifies for this program by exploring the options based on your property type:
Equipment purchase date should be post application approval date. If you’ve already purchased EV charging station equipment to install on your property, you will not qualify to participate in the Charge Ready program. Additionally, only equipment that meets certain functional, technical, and safety requirements qualify for use under the program’s guidelines. Only equipment approved by SCE and published on our Approved Product List (APL) qualifies for installation and rebate.
In addition to the equipment itself, your property must meet the specific prerequisites depending on the specific Charge Ready program. You can explore site requirements for programs based on your property type:
If your property is eligible for any of the Charge Ready programs, and you would like further assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. One of our team members will reach out to discuss your plans and help to determine your next steps.
Yes. With one exception discussed below, EV charging equipment installed under our Charge Ready program is owned and operated by the site host participant. Business and property owners have the final say on how their EV charging equipment is utilized.
Within the Charge Ready Turn-Key Installation program, SCE purchases and maintains the EV charging stations. Participants will still be able to set charging station pricing and are responsible for paying the related monthly energy costs.