PSE&G Electric Vehicle Charging Program

About PSE&G Electric Vehicle Charging Program

After receiving Board of Public Utilities approval to invest $166 million for building out New Jersey's electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, PSE&G launched its Clean Energy Future – Electric Vehicle Charging Program, which will benefit customers and society. The EV Charging Program is designed to support the deployment of EV chargers for a range of customers, including Residential, Mixed-Use, and Public DC Fast Charging—and puts New Jersey on track to become a front-runner in transportation electrification.

The EV Charging Program offers incentives to offset the cost of Make Ready infrastructure needed to operate EV chargers, and this framework is separated into two categories:

  • Customer-Side Make Ready (CSMR) goes toward the material and labor costs for an electrician or contractor to perform necessary upgrades to customer assets.
  • Utility-Side Make Ready (USMR) goes toward the material and labor costs for PSE&G to upgrade service of Utility owned assets to a customer's property to support the new electric load of the EV charger. PSE&G determines these costs.

 

Customers are responsible for the cost of the EV charging unit itself.

 

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Electric Vehicle Charging Program Descriptions

PSE&G is offering three sub-programs within the EV Charging Program.

 

Residential Smart Charging:

  • Customers are eligible for an on-bill credit of up to $1,500 toward the cost of upgrading CSMR assets for the installation of a residential Level 2 smart charger.
  • If there are any customer costs associated with upgrading service of Utility owned assets to the property, customers are eligible for a reduction of up to $5,000 in any required customer deposit for USMR work performed by PSE&G to support the additional electric load in a safe and reliable manner.
  • Pending charger approval, customers may receive a Residential Off-Peak Credit for charging during off-peak periods to help reduce costs.

    - Off-peak periods are defined as 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. from Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

    - The Residential Off-Peak Credit is approximately $0.02/kWh.

    - To be eligible to receive the Residential Off-Peak Credit, the customer must be using a Level 2 smart charger from the approved PSE&G list on this page.

 

Level 2 Mixed-Use Commercial Charging:

  • Customers are eligible for an on-bill credit of up to $30,000 toward the cost of upgrading CSMR for the installation of commercial Level 2 smart chargers.
  • - NOTE: This incentive is calculated based on the number of chargers installed. This subprogram offers up to $7,500 per charger installation for up to four chargers per site.

  • If there are any customer costs associated with upgrading service of Utility owned assets to the property, customers are eligible for a reduction of up to $10,000 in any required customer deposit for USMR work performed by PSE&G to support the additional electric load in a safe and reliable manner.

 

Public DC Fast Charging (DCFC):

  • Customers are eligible for an on-bill credit of up to $100,000 per site toward the cost of upgrading CSMR for the installation of DCFC chargers.
  • -NOTE: This incentive is calculated based on the number of chargers installed. This subprogram offers up to $25,000 per charger installation for up to four chargers per site.

  • If there are any customer costs associated with upgrading service of Utility owned assets to the property, customers are eligible for a reduction of up to $50,000 in any required customer deposit for USMR work performed by PSE&G to support the additional electric load in a safe and reliable manner.
  • Customers also may be eligible for Demand Charge Rebates to help lower electricity costs.

Eligibility Requirements

How To Apply & Enroll

Step 1: Customer reviews Eligibility Requirements and submits an application through the EV Portal.

Step 2: The customer may receive an email stating that they qualify for the EV Charging Program. Once qualified, the customer must continue following the below steps to become fully enrolled in the EV Charging Program.

Step 3: If qualified, the customer will receive electric service upgrade form(s). The form(s) will need to be completed by the customer’s electrician and emailed to ConstructionNorth@pseg.com. This step starts the New Business Process, which is required to review any new or changed load, such as the installation of an EV smart charger. 

Step 4: After PSE&G engineers evaluate the customer’s application, a New Business Representative will determine if a service upgrade is needed. If so, the customer will be advised if there is a cost to provide this service upgrade. The EV Charging Program USMR offset will already be factored into this cost estimate, thereby lowering or eliminating any cost for which the customer is responsible.

  • If no service upgrade is required, the New Business Process is complete and the customer may proceed to the next step.
  • If a service upgrade is required, the customer will need to submit any required payment to initiate PSE&G’s service upgrade work. The New Business Representative will subsequently notify the customer when the service upgrade work is done and the New Business Process is complete.

 

Step 5: After the New Business Process is completed, the customer proceeds with the EV smart charger installation.

Step 6: After the EV smart charger is installed, the customer uploads all required documents to the EV Portal. Please see the FAQ below for the full list of required documents.

Step 7: The PSE&G EV Team will review and approve the customer’s documents. If information is missing, the EV Team will contact the customer to inform them. All documentation must be reviewed and approved by the EV Team before proceeding to the next step.

Step 8: Once all required documents are received and approved, the customer will be enrolled in the EV Charging Program and the EV Team will issue a CSMR incentive, which is reimbursement for eligible customer-side costs. The credit will be applied to the customer’s bill within one to two billing cycles.

Step 9: Once enrolled in the EV Charging Program, residential customers using a smart charger from the PSE&G approved smart charger list (see eligibility requirements above) are eligible to receive a Residential Off-Peak Credit. Depending on the device the customer has installed, an additional step may be required to connect the charging device to the data-sharing network; the PSE&G EV Team will communicate directly with the customer if this additional step is required. Once the PSE&G EV Team begins receiving charging data through the smart charger, the Residential Off-Peak Credit will be issued on the following monthly bill.

Contact Us

Please contact PSE&G if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We can be reached by email at PSEG-Electric.Vehicles@pseg.com, or by phone at 1-800-249-1837.

NOTE: PSEG Long Island customer, please visit: www.psegliny.com/goelectric

 

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