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Charge Ready Program


We’re proud to offer four 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.

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Why Work With SCE


Our Charge Ready Program assists business and property owners with deploying the infrastructure and equipment necessary to support electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at their locations. This program helps by providing financial incentives, infrastructure, and technical support to facilitate the installation and maintenance of EV charging stations. With greater ease and affordability, our business customers can now meet the growing demand for clean energy charging options from their customers, employees, communities, and/or tenants.

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Qualifying Property Types


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Find The Program for Your Needs


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Turn-Key Installation Program

Program Highlights:

  • SCE will leverage program funds to design, install, operate, and maintain the EV charging stations at no additional cost to the program participant. Participants would 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.
  • First of its kind for multi-family properties in designated Disadvantaged Communities (DAC)

Charging Infrastructure and Rebate Program

Program Highlights:

  • Provides program funded utility and customer-side of the meter distribution infrastructure upgrades.
  • Provides rebates for the purchase and installation of qualifying charging equipment.
  • For those property owners/managers choosing to install four or more EV charging station ports.

New Construction Rebate Program

Program Highlights:

  • A rebate only program that helps to offset the costs associated with the purchase and installation of EV charging equipment at properties required to comply with the CALGreen code requirements.
  • For developers of new multi-family properties in development (planning, design, or construction phase) or that have completed and received a certificate of occupancy after 01/01/2017.

Small Site Rebate Program

Program Highlights:

  • For the multi-family, public sector, and commercial property owners and managers choosing to install four or fewer EV charging station ports.
  • This rebate option is available to ANY participant who designs, purchases, and installs the customer side of the meter infrastructure work.

Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) Program

Program Highlights:

  • For property owners/managers with publicly accessible, short dwell time (less than two hours) locations choosing to install two or more DCFC charging stations.
  • Provides program funded utility-side infrastructure upgrades and rebate to offset a portion of the customer’s behind the meter (customer-side) cost of the infrastructure installation.
  • Provides rebate for the purchase and installation of qualifying charging equipment.

SCE will be accepting applications for the DCFC program starting on 04/01/2024 through 05/31/2024. Additional application windows will open as needed.

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Step-By-Step Guide to Installing EV Charging Stations


A step-by-step visual guide for multi-family, commercial, and public property owners to understand the basics of EVs and installing EV charging infrastructure through the Charge Ready Program.

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Need more information? Visit our Tools & Resources Page for tools, program guidelines, and more.

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Interested in applying?

If you think Charge Ready may benefit your business or organization, start your online application today.

Charge Ready Frequently Asked Questions


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