PSE&G Electric Vehicle Charging Program

About PSE&G Electric Vehicle Charging Program

PSE&G's Clean Energy Future – Electric Vehicle (EV) Program received approval to invest $166 million to build out New Jersey's EV charging infrastructure, which will have customer and societal benefits. It will also put New Jersey on track to become a front-runner in transportation electrification. The EV program is designed to support the deployment of EV chargers across a wide range of customers and sectors including Residential, Mixed-Use and Public DC Fast Charging.

This program offsets the cost of Make Ready infrastructure needed to operate EV chargers, which is broken up into the work on the customer side of the meter, known as behind the meter (BTM) and on the utility side of the meter, known as pole to meter (PTM):

  • Behind the Meter (BTM) goes towards the Material and Labor costs for the Electrician/Contractor to perform necessary upgrades to the Customer's assets.
  • Pole to meter (PTM) goes towards the Material and Labor costs for PSE&G to upgrade service to the Customer's property to the support new electric load of the EV Charger. PSEG determines these costs.
  • Customers are responsible for the cost of the EV charging unit itself.

 

APPLY NOW through the EV Portal

 

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Electric Vehicle Charging Program Descriptions

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

 

Residential smart charging customers are eligible for:

  • An on-bill credit of up to $1,500 toward the cost of upgrading customer-side assets “behind the meter” for the installation of a residential Level 2 Smart charger.
  • An offset of up to $5,000 for pole to meter utility service upgrades if there are any costs associated with upgrading service to the property to support new electric load.
  • Credit on charging during off-peak periods* to help lower your bill, pending charger approval:
      • *Off-peak periods are defined as 9PM-7AM Monday-Friday, and all day Saturday-Sunday.
      • The off-peak charging credit is approximately $0.02/kWh.
      • To be eligible to receive the Residential Off-Peak Credit, the Participant must be using a Level 2 Smart Charger from the approved PSE&G List further below.

 

Level 2 mixed-use commercial charging customers are eligible for:

  • An on-bill credit of up to $30,000** toward the cost of upgrading customer-side assets “behind the meter” for the installation of commercial Level 2 Smart chargers.
  • An offset of up to $10,000 for pole to meter utility service upgrades if there are any costs associated with upgrading service to the property to support new electric load.
    **Note: the incentive is calculated based on the number of chargers installed; this subprogram offers up to $7,500 per charger installation for up to 4 chargers per site.

 

Public DC fast charging (DCFC) customers are eligible for:

  • An on-bill credit of up to $100,000*** per site towards the cost of upgrading customer-side assets "behind the meter" for the installation of DCFC chargers.
  • An offset of up to $50,000 for pole to meter utility service upgrades if there are any costs associated with upgrading service to the property to support new electric load.
  • Demand Charge Rebates to help lower your electricity bill.
    ***Note: the incentive is calculated based on the number of chargers installed; this subprogram offers up to $25,000 per charger installation for up to 4 chargers per site.

 

Benefits summary for Electric Vehicles and charging stations.

How To Apply & Enroll

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

Step 2: Customer will receive an email stating if they qualify for the program. Once qualified, the customer must follow the next steps to become fully enrolled in the program.

Step 3: If qualified, the customer will receive the electric service upgrade form(s).  This will need to be completed by your 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 charger.

Step 4: After PSE&G engineers evaluate your request, a New Business Representative will advise whether or not a service upgrade is needed.  The customer will be advised if there is a cost to provide this service upgrade. The EV Program pole to meter incentive will already be factored in to this cost estimate thereby lowering or eliminating any cost for which the customer is responsible.

Step 5: 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 6: After the New Business Process is completed, the customer proceeds with the EV Charger installation.

Step 7: After the EV 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 8: The PSEG EV Team will review and approve your documents. If a customer is missing information, the EV team will contact the customer to inform them of missing documentation. All documentation must be reviewed and approved by the EV team before proceeding to the next step.

Step 9: Once all required documents are received and approved, you will be enrolled in the EV Program and the EV Team will issue your BTM incentive, which is reimbursement for your eligible customer-side costs. The credit will be applied to your bill within one to two billing cycles.

Step 10: Once enrolled in the EV Program, Residential customers utilizing a charger from the PSE&G Approved Charger List (see eligibility requirements above) are eligible to receive a credit for Charging during off-peak hours (9pm-7am). 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 PSEG EV Team will communicate directly with the customer if that additional step is needed. Once PSEG EV Team begins receiving Charging Data through the Charger, the off-peak credit will be issued on the following monthly bill. 

Contact Us

Please contact us 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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