The goal of the Electric Vehicle (“EV”) Make-Ready Program (“EV Make-Ready Program”) is to support the development of electric infrastructure and equipment necessary to accommodate an increased deployment of EVs within New York State by reducing the upfront costs of building charging stations for EVs. Through this EV Make-Ready Program, entities seeking to install or participate in the installation of Level 2 (“L2”) and/or Direct Current Fast Charging (“DCFC”) chargers can earn incentives that will offset a large portion of, or in some cases, all of the infrastructure costs associated with preparing a site for EV charger installation. ChargeSmart EV is an approved contractor for NYS. We will handle all of the paperwork that is necessary for these incentives on your behalf, wherever possible. We are a preferred contractor that is actively performing work for the EV Make-Ready Program in NY.
The Joint Utilities are comprised of Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (“Con Edison”), New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation d/b/a National Grid (“National Grid”), Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. and Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation. Together, the Joint Utilities provide electric service to over 13 million households, businesses, and government facilities across New York State.
Charge Ready NY offers public and private organizations that install Level 2 EV charging stations at public parking facilities, workplaces, and multifamily apartment buildings rebates for charging ports they install. A significant savings of 30% to 80%, depending on station and installation costs. There are also additional rebates for charging stations that are installed in disadvantaged communities. ChargeSmart EV will assist all of our customers with the necessary information needed to obtain and apply for NYSERDA rebates. ChargeSmart EV only uses charging stations that have been approved and eligible for the NYSERDA Charge Ready Program as charging station owners must install charging stations that have been approved by NYSERDA and are listed on the Charge Ready NY qualified list. Charging stations must be installed at an eligible New York State location that meets the requirements for public parking facilities, workplaces, or multi-unit dwellings described above. Charge Ready NY rebates can be combined with the New York State tax credit for installing charging stations. The tax credit is applied after taking out the amount you receive from NYSERDA. Charge Ready NY rebates CANNOT be combined with other New York State charging station rebate programs from NYSERDA, the Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York Power Authority, or other State entities.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) dedicates $14,000,000 of funding from the Climate Mitigation Trust (CMT) to reduce the cost of purchasing and installing Level 2 EV charging stations. MassEVIP CMT funding is divided between three Charging Programs: $10M for Public Access (PAC), $3M for Workplace & Fleet (WPF), and $1M for Multi-Unit Dwelling & Educational Campus (MUDC). The Public Access Charging Program provides 100% of eligible costs at government owned locations and 80% of eligible costs at non-government owned locations. The WPF and MUDC Programs provide 60% of eligible costs for purchasing and installing EV charging stations. To apply, please follow the links above to submit an online application. All three Programs will be awarded on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted.
The Eversource EV Charging Program incentivizes the installation of Level 2 stations or Direct Current Fast Charging stations. Eligible sites could receive funding to help offset infrastructure costs for thousands of new charging stations and help increase access to electric vehicles across Massachusetts. Additional incentive rebates will be given to Level 2 projects within underserved communities. Program will award incentives on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted. You can follow this link to get the commercial application, and complete the necessary steps to apply for this Program.
National Grid in Massachusetts (Massachusetts Electric Co.) is offering rebates to their commercial customers, up to 100% of the electric infrastructure costs associated with installing EV charging stations at certain property types. This Program will help enable widespread access to EV charging across communities and the Commonwealth in Massachusetts. Each of these National Grid Programs has a set of criteria that must be met, to be eligible for the various incentives being offered.
National Grid’s Multi-Unit Dwelling (MUD) Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Program will fund up to 100% of the utility-side infrastructure costs associated with new EV charging stations, as well as up to 100% of the customer-side infrastructure costs (based on average cost). There will also be a rebate for the cost of networking the charging stations for 4 years. Multi-unit dwelling properties with 5+ residential units are eligible. Networking is not required for MUD chargers, but rebates are available if customer purchases networking services and installs a shared charger on the National Grid Qualified Equipment list. National Grid is offering higher levels of incentives for projects that are located in an Environmental Justice Community, as well as additional incentives in EJC locations that meet income criteria.
National Grid’s Public and Workplace EV Charging Program will fund up to 100% of the utility-side infrastructure costs associated with new EV charging stations, as well as up to 100% of the customer-side infrastructure costs (based on average cost). There will also be a rebate for the cost of networking the charging stations for 4 years. Networking is required for Public and Workplace L2 charging stations. Networking rebates are only available for Public L2 charging stations. Level 1 charging infrastructure rebates are available for eligible long-dwell locations. National Grid is offering higher levels of incentives for projects that are located in an Environmental Justice Community, as well as additional incentives in EJC locations that meet income criteria.
National Grid’s Fleet EV Charging Program will fund up to 100% of the utility-side infrastructure costs associated with new EV charging stations. The program also offers tiered charger rebates for eligible public fleets (public transit, school buses, and government-owned fleets). National Grid is offering higher levels of incentives for projects that are located in an Environmental Justice Community, as well as additional incentives in EJC locations that meet income criteria. Environmental Justice Community (EJC) eligibility is defined as fleet customers based in an EJC that meets any EJC criteria, including fleets that operate more than 50 percent of the time within census block groups that meet any EJC criteria.