DCFC Incentive Program

Statewide Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) Incentive Program

Summary Table

  Central Hudson Con Edison National Grid NYSEG O&R RG&E
Incentive funds paid to date $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Incentive funds remaining for 2020 $4,400,000 $6,400,000 $9,000,000 $4,960,000 $1,664,000 $5,032,000
Total # of plugs 100 400 300 160 40 74
# of plugs enrolled to date 25 3 8 5 0 0
# of plugs 50-74kW 0 0 0 1 0 0
# of plugs 74kW and higher 25 3 8 4 0 0
# of plugs remaining for 2019 75 397 292 155 40 74

Table Last Updated: September 18, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Key Dates

What is the start date of the program?

The official start of the program is the date of the Commission Order 2/7/2019.

When are the incentive values set?

The incentive values are set by the calendar year when the application is deemed complete.

When is an application considered complete?

Program applications are to be deemed complete at the latter of when the station owner/developer provides proof of a building permit, or when the developer provides a CIAC payment for excess distribution facilities, if applicable.

Are DCFC installations already in progress at the start date eligible for the incentive?

If a project was in progress prior to 2/7/2019 but had not yet reached the milestones associated with a completed DCFC Incentive Program application (a building permit, or paid any required CIAC (Contribution In Aid of Construction)) prior to 2/7/2019, then the project is eligible for the incentives. However, if the project had both a building permit and paid its CAIC payment as of 2/7/2019, it is no longer eligible for the incentive.

Eligibility

What kinds of plugs are eligible?

All of them, with caveats. In the July Order, the Commission defined clarified that only non-proprietary plugs, defined as CCS Combo plugs are eligible. However, any other plug is eligible as long as it is paired with a proprietary plug of the same or greater charging capability. Plugs capable of charging at greater than 75 kW receive the full incentive. Plugs which charge at a rate of 50 to 75 kW receive an incentive equal to 60% of that for plugs capable of charging at a rate of 75 kW or greater.

How are proprietary plugs eligible for the DCFC incentives per the Order on Rehearing?

A proprietary plug, if co-located with a CCS plug. The proprietary plug sets its incentive when its co-located non-proprietary plug sets its incentive.

How do proprietary plugs apply for the incentive?

The application for proprietary plugs is the same as that for non-proprietary plugs, with the exception that they need to be co-located with at least one non-proprietary plug in the application.

Do all of the plugs need to be installed at the same time?

No, however they must meet the timelines included in the program, such as 60 days to pay the CIAC or one year to complete the installation.

What does it mean to be co-located?

For the purposes of this program, the non-proprietary plug needs to be located on the same parcel or an immediately adjacent parcel for the proprietary plugs to be eligible for the incentive.

What does it mean to be of the same or greater capacity?

The incentive will be based on the size of both the non-proprietary plug and the proprietary plug.  If the non-proprietary plug is over 50 kW but less than 75 kW, the rest of the plugs are eligible for the 50 kW incentive, even if they are greater than 75kW.

What methods of payment must be available for a station to qualify?

To ensure maximum accessibility of DCFC stations by the public, stations eligible for an incentive under this program must be usable without requiring a paid membership in a charging station network. Networked stations that offer single per-use charging fees payable through a commonly accepted payment method such as cash, credit, or debit will satisfy this criterion. While payment through a smartphone application is permitted, in order to qualify as publicly accessible for purposes of this program, it may not be the only form of payment a DCFC station accepts.

For the proprietary plugs – their current payment methods is considered acceptable if they have posted a 1 (800) number to take credit card payments.   For the co-located non-proprietary plug, we are requiring that this plug have a commonly accepted payment method such as cash, credit, or debit.

Central Hudson

Incentive Structure: The incentive is based on the year of participation, for 2019 through 2021 the incentive is $11,000 per plug for plugs rated to dispense 75 kW or greater, declining annually by one-seventh throughout the seven year program period. Annual incentives will be earned on a per plug basis as follows:

Eligibility Year 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 Total
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2019)
$11,000 $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $3,143 $1,571 $44,000
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2020)
  $11,000 $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $3,143 $42,429
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2021)
    $11,000 $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $39,286
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2022)
      $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $28,286
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2023)
        $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $18,857
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2024)
          $6,826 $4,714 $11,000
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2025)
            $4,714 $4,714

The annual per-plug incentive for plugs rated to dispense a minimum of 50 kW but less than 75 kW will be 60% of the annual incentive noted above. The total DCFC station annual incentive payment shall not exceed the total delivery cost for the twelve-month billing period in which the incentive is being calculated (“delivery cost cap”).  No incentives will be earned for twelve-month periods commencing after December 31, 2025.

For more information, please visit Central Hudson’s website.

Con Edison

Incentive Structure:  You may be eligible for Con Edison’s EV Charging Per-Plug Incentive if you have direct current, fast-charge electric vehicle supply equipment that meets the following requirements:

Charger connection with a minimum output of 50 kW in a single- or parallel-output configuration Charger connector with either an SAE CCS, or CHAdeMO standard Publicly accessible electric vehicle charging, which includes access available to the general public without restriction or fees for parking Stations constructed after March 1, 2019

 

Eligibility Year 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 Total
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2019)
$4,000 $3,429 $2,857 $2,286 $1,714 $1,143 $571 $16,000
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2020)
  $4,000 $3,429 $2,857 $2,286 $1,714 $1,143 $15,429
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2021)
    $4,000 $3,429 $2,857 $2,286 $1,714 $14,286
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2022)
      $3,429 $3,429 $2,857 $1,714 $10,286
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2023)
        $3,429 $2,857 $1,714 $6,857
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2024)
          $2,857 $1,714 $4,000
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2025)
            $1,714 $1,714

The program is approved for up to 400 individual EVSE plugs enrolled over seven years. Incentives are available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, please visit Con Edison’s website.

 

National Grid

Incentive Structure: New, publicly accessible DCFC greater than 50 kW for electric vehicles are eligible for an annual incentive from National Grid. If a station is composed of more than one plug, each plug which can simultaneously dispense power with other plug is eligible to earn an incentive. The incentive declines over time and is payable annually. Up to 300 plugs will be eligible to earn the incentive in National Grid’s upstate New York Service territory.  Eligible plugs earn an incentive for every year which they are eligible between 2019 and 2025. To become eligible, a station must complete their application for service, including the payment for any applicable infrastructure upgrades, known as the CIAC (Contribution in-aid of construction). After a full year of operation, each plug in service is eligible for the full incentive associated with the program year. The actual incentive will be capped at the lower of the actual delivery bill of the station for that year and the applicable incentive level. Plugs rated between greater than 50 kW, but less than 75 kW are eligible for 60% of the incentive of those greater than >75 kW in any year.

Eligibility Year 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 Total
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2019)
$7,500 $6,428.57 $5,357.14 $4,286 $3,214.29 $2,142.86 $1,071 $30,000
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2020)
  $7,500 $6,429 $5,357 $4,286 $3,214 $2,143 $28,929
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2021)
    $7,500 $6,429 $5,357 $4,286 $3,214 $26,786
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2022)
      $6,429 $5,357 $4,286 $3,214 $19,286
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2023)
        $5,357 $4,286 $3,214 $12,857
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2024)
          $4,286 $3,214 $7,500
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2025)
            $3,214 $3,214

For more information, please visit National Grid’s website.

 

NYSEG

Incentive Structure: The total DCFC station annual incentive payment shall not exceed the total delivery cost for the twelve-month billing period in which the incentive is being calculated (“delivery cost cap”). Chargers rated between 50 kW and 74 kW will be limited to 60% of the maximum annual incentive per plug, subject to the delivery cost cap. Chargers 75 kW and larger will receive the full maximum annual incentive per plug, subject to the delivery cost cap.

Eligibility Year 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 Total
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2019)
$8,000 $6,587 $5,714 $4,751 $3,429 $2,286 $1,143 $32,000
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2020)
  $8,000 $6,857 $5,714 $4,571 $3,429 $2,286 $30,857
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2021)
    $8,000 $6,857 $5,714 $4,571 $3,429 $28,571
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2022)
      $6,857 $5,714 $4,571 $3,429 $20,571
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2023)
        $5,714 $4,571 $3,429 $13,714
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2024)
          $4,571 $3,429 $8,000
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2025)
            $3,429 $3,429

For more information, please visit NYSEG’s website.

RG&E

Incentive Structure: 

The total DCFC station annual incentive payment shall not exceed the total delivery cost for the twelve-month billing period in which the incentive is being calculated (“delivery cost cap”). Chargers rated between 50 kW and 74 kW will be limited to 60% of the maximum annual incentive per plug, subject to the delivery cost cap. Chargers 75 kW and larger will receive the full maximum annual incentive per plug, subject to the delivery cost cap.

Eligibility Year 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 Total
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2019)
$17,000 $14,571 $12,143 $9,714 $7,286 $4,857 $2,429 $68,000
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2020)
  $17,000 $14,571 $12,143 $9,714 $7,286 $4,857 $65,571
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2021)
    $17,000 $14,571 $12,143 $9,714 $7,286 $60,714
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2022)
      $14,571 $12,143 $9,714 $7,286 $43,714
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2023)
        $12,143 $9,714 $7,286 $29,143
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2024)
          $9,714 $7,286 $17,000
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2025)
            $7,286 $7,286

For more information, please visit RG&E’s website.

Orange and Rockland

Incentive Structure: You may be eligible for Orange & Rockland’s EV Charging Per-Plug Incentive if you have direct current, fast-charge electric vehicle supply equipment that meets the following requirements:

  • Charger connection with a minimum output of 50 kW in a single- or parallel-output configuration
  • Charger connector with either an SAE CCS, or CHAdeMO standard
  • Publicly accessible electric vehicle charging, which includes access available to the general public without restriction or fees for parking
  • Stations constructed after March 1, 2019
Eligibility Year 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 Total
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2019)
$11,000 $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $3,143 $1,571 $44,000
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2020)
  $11,000 $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $3,143 $42,429
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2021)
    $11,000 $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $39,286
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2022)
      $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $28,286
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2023)
        $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $18,857
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2024)
          $6,826 $4,714 $11,000
Fixed annual incentive
(First year: 2025)
            $4,714 $4,714

The program is approved for up to 40 individual EVSE plugs enrolled over seven years. Incentives are available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, please visit O&R’s website.