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.
Turn-Key Installation Program
Multi-family property sites located in designated Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) are eligible to apply for hassle-free EV charging equipment installation. Under this program, SCE will leverage program funding to design, construct, install, operate, and maintain the EV charging equipment. Participants will still be responsible for paying the associated utility bill, but any fees charged for the use of the stations will help to reduce those costs.
Multi-family housing properties located in designated Disadvantaged Communities may qualify to have SCE design, purchase, install, and operate EV charging equipment at their site using program funds. Participants will still be responsible for paying the associated utility bill, but any fees charged for the use of the stations will help to reduce those costs.
How It Works
Our Turn-Key Installation program is available to multi-family housing properties located in a designated qualifying Disadvantaged Community and provides full-service EV charging station installation, operation, and maintenance. This first of its kind program offering from SCE makes installing EV charging equipment completely hassle-free.
We’re here to help you save big with the Turn-Key Installation program. Qualifying non-governmental sites must also be located within SCE’s service territory and a customer of SCE.
Participant must enroll in a Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate plan, a qualifying Demand Response Program, and must also share pricing and usage data with SCE.
If the Charging Infrastructure and Rebate sounds right for you, apply now to invest in your EV future.
Beginning September 1, new program applications are temporarily being added to a waitlist. An update will be provided January 2023.
Not the right program for your property, but you’re still interested in other EV charging station installation programs?
Tools & Resources
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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.
This guide has information on the Turn-Key Installation programs. The Turn-Key Installation Program provides program funded and hassle-free installation and operation of EV charging equipment. Participants would still be responsible for paying the associated utility bill, but any fees charged to drivers for the use of the stations will help to reduce those costs.
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Frequently Asked Questions: Turn-Key Installation
Are multi-family properties located in top-quartile Disadvantaged Communities the only sites eligible to participate in the Turn-Key Installation program?
Yes, the Turn-Key Installation program was specifically designed for multi-family property sites located in top-quartile Disadvantaged Communities.
Multi-family properties are residential properties that are designed to accommodate two or more tenants with shared parking areas. Multi-family properties include the following and will be eligible for applicable multi-family rebates or program offerings:
- Apartment Buildings: Structure(s) containing two or more dwelling units that may also include common areas and facilities, e.g., entrances, lobby, elevators or stairs, mechanical space, walks, grounds, recreational facilities, and parking both covered and open.
- Retirement Communities, Townhomes, Condominiums: Residential communities with shared parking areas managed by an HOA or an equivalent association.
- Mobile Home Parks: Residential mobile home communities with shared parking areas.
- University & Military Housing: Student or military housing units or apartments with individual cooking facilities (except conventional dormitories and barracks with cafeteria-type kitchens).
- Timeshares: Vacation property communities with shared parking areas managed by an HOA or an equivalent association.
- Public Parking with Dedicated Overnight Resident Passes: Public parking lots designated for nearby multi-family residents for overnight parking. Stations can be open for public use during daytime hours.
The installation of Level 2 (L2) charging stations is included under the Turn-Key Installation program. What is L2 charging?
Unlike Level 1 (L1), L2 requires a professionally installed charging station that can be hard-wired, or a cord set compatible with a 208/240-volt outlet. Charging at this level is much faster than L1, making it an attractive choice for many property owners and operators.
Top quartile Disadvantaged Communities are designated by CalEPA with a standardized set of energy distribution variables such as geographic location, exposure to environmental hazards, economic opportunities, and more. To learn more about the top quartile Disadvantaged Community designation and see if you’re in one, view the Disadvantaged Community Map.
Staying ahead of the curve 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' ability to better meet your customers’ needs. Read Pathway 2045
The shifting landscape translates to opportunities for owners and operators of multi-family housing property sites to attract and retain tenants. Find out how other businesses have found success with Charge Ready.
Featured Case Study: Silver Spur Court Condos
Silver Spur Court Condos is an 18-unit property in Rolling Hills Estates. By working with us to install 27 Level 2 EV charging station ports, homeowners' association president Robert Wills believes they are increasing the value of the property.
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