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. Customers are responsible for the cost of the EV charging unit. Make ready infrastructure is defined as the work on the utility side of the meter, known as pole to meter (PTM) and on the customer side of the meter, known as behind the meter (BTM).
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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:
- Up to $1,500 toward the behind the meter installation of a residential Level 2 charger
- Up to $5,000 of pole to meter utility service upgrades (if needed)
- Credit on charging during off-peak periods to help lower your bill
Level 2 mixed-use commercial charging customers are eligible for:
- Up to $30,000* toward the behind the meter installation of commercial Level 2 chargers
- Up to $10,000 for pole to meter utility service upgrades (if needed)
- *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:
- Up to $100,000** per site for behind the meter installation costs for DCFC chargers
- Up to $50,000 of pole to meter utility service upgrades (if needed)
- 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.
- Utility account must be in good financial standing (no shut-off notice)
- Agree to provide electric vehicle charging data to PSE&G
- DCFC customers must agree to provide electric vehicle charging data to PSE&G in accordance with the approved program rules at least quarterly but preferably every month
- Residential and mixed-use commercial customers must agree to provide charging data through the smart charger manufacturer
- Complete the PSE&G Electric Service application process for EV Charger installation upon request
- Utilize NJ Licensed electricians and/or contractors for EV Charger installation
- Purchase eligible residential & mixed-use level 2 smart chargers from the approved PSE&G list. Additional chargers will be evaluated for pre-qualification upon request and the eligible charger list will be updated as appropriate.
- ChargePoint Residential & Commercial Smart Level 2 Chargers
- JuiceBox (EnelX) Residential & Commercial Smart Level 2 Chargers
- Additionally, for the mixed-use subprogram
- Mixed-use commercial participants can be multi-family, government entities or locations where chargers provide access to the public
- Additionally, for the DCFC subprogram
- DC fast chargers must be network-enabled, must be accessible and have Combined Charging System (CCS) connection or meet the co-location criteria below
- Co-location of a non-Combined Charging System (CCS) capable charger with one CCS capable charger makes a site eligible for an incentive worth 50% of the make ready incentives up to the maximum allowable incentive. Co-location with two or more CCS capable chargers makes a site eligible for an incentive worth 100% of the make ready incentives up to the maximum allowable incentive
- DCFC travel corridor locations must be in close proximity to main travel corridors***
- *** “ ‘Travel corridor’ means heavily used public roads in the state, as designated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, which shall include, but need not be limited to, the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike, the Atlantic City Expressway, federal interstate highways, and the subset of federal or State roads which collectively support the majority of long distance travel through and within the state, as well as the majority of daily travel by local drivers.” (PIV Act, January 2020)
How To Apply & Contact Us
The program application is coming soon. In the interim, please contact PSEG-Electric.Vehicles@pseg.com if you have any questions or to receive status updates.
The PSE&G Clean Energy Future – Electric Vehicle Program, approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) in January 2021, is designed to facilitate EV adoption across a broad range of customers and segments by investing in the development of smart charging infrastructure.
Investments through the EV program will offset the cost of preparing sites for EV charging, or make ready work. This includes both the cost of utility service line upgrades/extensions as well as onsite costs to install panels, switchgears, conduits and wires to the charger stub. Customers are responsible for the cost of EV chargers
PSE&G is developing the necessary IT infrastructure and customer agreement forms to set forth the terms and conditions of the program, and anticipates a full launch in fall of 2021. In the interim, interested customers can sign up to receive alerts on the status of the program and the opening of enrolment by contacting the program email address below.
No. PSE&G’s program provides help with the cost to install the chargers, including costs for the service line extension/upgrade and cost to make a site charger ready.
Customers’ applications will be evaluated on case by case basis to determine the maximum allowable incentive based on several factors including the number of chargers installed and the actual costs incurred.
The off-peak charging credit and demand charge rebate will be issued on bill on a monthly basis, as long as EV data is being shared as requested in a timely manner.
All customers are highly encouraged to utilize My Account to facilitate the application process. Alternatively, if a customer doesn’t have a My Account, they can use Account Number/Zip Code. Commercial customers may also apply through their Customer Support Specialist.
All rebates will be visible on both My Account and the customers’ paper bill.
Chargers installed on or before 01/27/2021 are not eligible for the EV Program. Chargers installed after 01/27/2021 may be eligible for make ready incentives depending on compliance with the program requirements.
The Mixed-Use Commercial sub-program has three eligible customer types:
- Multi-family dwellings
- Government entities
- Locations where chargers provide 24/7 access to the public
Yes. All DCFC customers are eligible for the Demand Charge Rebate subject to compliance with the program requirements.
If I am installing a public charging station with non-Combined Charging System (CCS) chargers, am I eligible for the program?Co-location of a non-Combined Charging System (CCS) capable charger with one CCS capable charger makes a site eligible for an incentive worth 50% of the charger installation and service upgrade incentives up to 50% of the maximum allowable incentive. Co-location with two or more CCS capable chargers makes a site eligible for an incentive worth 100% of the charger installation up to the maximum allowable incentive.