At this time, SCE will only be accepting applications for the Charge Ready waitlist for sites that are in state-designated Disadvantaged Communities.
Due to the high volume of applications for several options within the Charge Ready Program for light-duty vehicles, and to help ensure we remain within the approved port and budget parameters set forth by the California Public Utilities Commission, new applications for certain program options will be placed on a waitlist beginning September 1, 2022. Those program options include state-designated Disadvantaged Communities sites for Charge Ready Infrastructure & Rebate, Customer-Side Make-Ready, and Multifamily Turn-Key Installation. Currently, applications are still being accepted and reviewed for the New Construction Rebate for multifamily dwellings and the Charge Ready Transport Program for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. These programs do not have a waitlist. Please keep in mind, however, that funding or program rebates are not guaranteed for any applications. As the Charge Ready team processes the current application pool, we will keep you updated on funding availability and the status of your application. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charging Infrastructure and Rebate Program
We make EV charging equipment more affordable for decision makers owning or operating multi-family properties. Our Charging Infrastructure and Rebate Program offers program funded electric distribution system infrastructure upgrades and EV charging equipment rebates to those seeking to install EV charging equipment at their property site.
Your multi-family housing properties require solutions to meet your needs and goals. Our Charging Infrastructure and Rebate Program provides step-by-step assistance for infrastructure upgrades and installation. Eligible multi-family housing properties will save money when participating in the program and installing four or more EV charging ports.
How It Works
Program Funded Design and Installation of Supporting Electrical Infrastructure
We are here to help by providing the infrastructure upgrades needed for EV charging equipment to those who qualify. Participating sites must be located within SCE’s service territory and be an SCE customer.
SCE will perform all the necessary utility-side of the meter infrastructure work. All participants will have the option to have SCE also perform the customer-side infrastructure work (sometimes referred to as the customer-side make-ready) at no additional cost to the participant, or alternatively, may choose to design, procure, install, and maintain the customer-side make ready infrastructure themselves and qualify to receive a rebate of up to 80% of the estimated costs.
Program Participation Requirements
If eligible, your business could benefit from participating in the Charging Infrastructure and Rebate Program. This program is available through 2025, or until available funding is fully subscribed. Participants are responsible for purchasing and installing all EV charging equipment and paying all EV charging station energy costs.
Select requirements include:
- Participant must operate and maintain the EV charging equipment for a 10-year duration.
- Installation of separate dedicated metering to measure EV charging station load and served by a Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate plan.
- Enrollment in a qualifying Demand Response program.
- The charging equipment must be equipped with a network service and the related usage and pricing information will be shared with SCE.
You can find more specific eligibility and participation requirements in our Quick Reference Guide
If the Charging Infrastructure and Rebate program sounds right for you, take action and apply today.
Beginning September 1, 2022, new program applications are temporarily being added to a waitlist. At this time, we will only be accepting applications in Disadvantaged Communitieson the waitlist.
Tools & Resources
We are here to empower you with the information you need as a green energy leader. Explore our resources to familiarize yourself with other Charge Ready Program offerings.
Charge Ready Fact Sheet
Get a quick overview of all three new programs for businesses: Charging Infrastructure & Rebate, New Construction Rebate, and Turn-Key Installation.
Property developers breaking ground should know about the New Construction Rebate Program. This guide is a go-to resource for the program that helps developers of new multi-family housing purchase and install EV charging equipment during construction.
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We’re excited to work with decision makers like you who are interested in the Charge Ready program offerings and supporting this landmark EV movement. Tell us about your property’s needs to learn more about SCE’s suite of EV charging station program offerings that may work for you.
Frequently Asked Questions: Charging Infrastructure and Rebate Program
If you are a business leader with multi-family property, commercial buildings (offices, retail, etc.), or in the public sector, you could be eligible to participate in the Charging Infrastructure and Rebate Program. More eligibility and participation requirements can be found in the How It Works section and in our Quick Reference Guide.
There are two primary segments of supporting electrical infrastructure work typically required for the installation of banks of EV charging equipment. This supporting infrastructure work is sometimes referred to as “make-ready” and includes:
1. The utility side of the meter infrastructure work, which includes all infrastructure from SCE’s distribution system to a new circuit panel that will be installed to support EV charging. This segment of work is also referred to as the utility-side make-ready. SCE will always be responsible for designing, procuring, installing, and maintaining the necessary infrastructure located on the utility side of the meter.
Included with the utility-side infrastructure work, SCE will set an interval data recording (IDR) meter to capture EV charging equipment consumption data. The meter will track usage in 15-minute increments and may also be used for billing purposes.
2. The customer side of the meter infrastructure work, which includes all infrastructure from the new panel that will be set as part of the utility-side infrastructure work, up to the first point of interconnection with the participant’s EV charging equipment. All participants will have the option to have SCE perform the customer-side infrastructure work (also referred to as the customer-side make-ready) at no additional cost to the participant, or alternatively, may choose to design, procure, install, and maintain the customer-side make-ready infrastructure themselves and qualify to receive a rebate of up to 80% of the estimated costs SCE would incur for performing the work.
What are the key differences between the three levels of EV charging station choices: Level 1, Level 2, and DC Fast Charging?
Multi-family housing stakeholders can choose from three different levels of EV charging stations:
Level 1 (L1): All plug-in EVs come with an L1 charging cord that plugs directly into a standard 120-volt outlet. Charging typically gives about 5 miles of range per hour of charging.
Level 2 (L2): This level requires a professionally installed charging station that can be hard-wired, or a cord set compatible with a 240-volt outlet. L2 stations can provide 26 or more miles of driving range per hour of charge. Charging at this level is faster, making it a versatile choice for many properties.
Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC): This is the fastest type of EV charging station commonly used, providing up to 40 miles of range for every 10 minutes of charging. DCFC is a good fit for locations where drivers need to recharge quickly to get to their destination. Though not available now, DCFC will soon be available as an additional option to L1 and L2 equipment.
Meeting your customers’ needs is vital for business and organization leaders of all kinds. As California moves to achieve its 2035 carbon-neutral goals, the wide-scale adoption of electric vehicles will play a vital role. Expanding the availability of EV charging station locations will help to support the existing and continued growth of the EV marketplace and position your business's ability to better meet your customers’ needs. Read Pathway 2045
The shifting landscape translates to opportunities for owners and operators of multi-family property sites seeking to attract and retain tenants. Find out how other businesses have found success with Charge Ready.
Customer Case Studies
If the charging Infrastructure and Rebate sounds right for you, apply now to invest in your EV future.
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