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Program Overview


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.

The New York Public Service Commission's November 16th, 2023 Order Approving Midpoint Review Whitepaper's Recommendations with Modifications mandated several important program updates. All information on this webpage has been updated to reflect the new requirements. The updated Participant Guide for the program can be found here.


Program at a Glance

  • Supports CLCPA goals as well as New York State’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) goal of deploying 850,000 electric vehicles across the state by 2025.
  • Total program budget is $1.243 billion, with more than $885 million allocated to support Make-Ready Programs by the New York Joint Utilities.
  • $372.5 million must directly benefit Disadvantaged Communities. Disadvantaged Communities are defined as communities that bear burdens of negative public health effects, environmental pollution, impacts of climate change, and possess certain socioeconomic criteria, or comprise high concentrations of low- and moderate-income households. More information about Disadvantaged Communities in New York can be found on NYSERDA's website.

What's Included

Take advantage of the make-ready incentives available through your utility to help install EV charging.

 

Light-Duty EV Make-Ready Program

Available Incentives

You may be eligible for up to 100% of the electric infrastructure costs associated with new non-residential EV charging stations. Participating in the Make-Ready Program will also reduce your organization's time investment by providing a dedicated point of contact and streamlined, step-by-step experience installing your electric vehicle charging stations.

 

How to Participate

Your utility is here to help you make the switch to electric by helping bring down the cost of installing EV charging stations. Here’s how it works:

 

Eligible Equipment

Depending on the date a project begins, chargers installed through the Make-Ready Program must comply with the following technical standards:

  • Effective December 16, 2023, all new committed EV Make-Ready projects must include chargers that are hardware capable for ISO 15118 Parts 2 and 20.
  • Effective November 16, 2024, all projects receiving EV Make-Ready Program incentives must install chargers that are hardware and software capable for ISO 15118.
  • Effective November 16, 2024, all projects receiving EV Make-Ready incentives must obtain hardware conformance with OCPP 2.0.1.
  • Effective June 26, 2023, all EVSE sold in New York must be certified with ENERGY STAR V1.0 (April 2017) or V1.2 energy efficiency standards, per the Advanced Building Codes, Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards Act of 2022. Please refer to the New York State Appliance and Equipment Efficiency Standards for more information on the current standards.

Participant Agreements issues before December 16, 2023 are not impacted as long as the EVSE installation is completed prior to November 16, 2024; any projects installed after November 16, 2024 must be in compliance with ISO 15118 Parts 2 and 20 and OCPP 2.0.1 or the incentive is forfeit.

 

Completed before 11/16/20241

Completed on or after 11/16/20241

Committed before 12/16/2023

No requirement

Must use chargers that are ISO 15118 hardware and software capable,3 and OCPP 2.0.1 capable4

Committed on or after 12/16/2023

Must use chargers that are ISO 15118 hardware capable2

Must use chargers that are ISO 15118 hardware and software capable,3 and OCPP 2.0.1 capable4

1A completed project is one that is installed, operational, and has been paid an incentive or receives approval for payment.

2Charger’s hardware must conform to ISO 15118-2 and ISO 15118-20.

3Charger’s software must conform to ISO 15118-2 and ISO 15118-20 and be capable of Plug & Charge.

4Chargers must conform to OCPP 2.0.1.

 

For contractors or customers: Refer to the Eligible Equipment List to find EVSE makes and models that adhere to the Joint Utilities EV Make-Ready Program requirements. Starting on the dates notes above, all projects will be required to use compliant products that appear on the Eligible Equipment List to receive Make-Ready Funding.

Eligible Equipment List

If a customer's preferred choice of equipment is not on the list, please contact the manufacturer and encourage them to fill out the EVSE Manufacturer Disclosure Form below.

Manufacturer Disclosure Form

For Original Equipment Manufacturers: New models are added to the JU Eligible Equipment List weekly. Original Equipment Manufacturers looking to add their equipment to the list can do so by filling out this form and emailing it to info@jointutilitiesofny.org. If a model is already approved on EPRI's Vetted Product List for the ISO 15118 hardware requirement (FE-9A), please notify the JU for the equipment to be added to the JU Eligible Equipment List. If equipment does not yet meet the requirements, manufacturers are encouraged to email the JU with their plans for achieving compliance with the required standards.

Manufacturer Disclosure Form

White-Labeled Equipment

For white-labeled equipment to be eligible for the Make-Ready incentive, 2 additional forms must be submitted:

EV Charger Equipment Third-Party Certification Form - Brand

EV Charger Equipment Third-Party Certification Form - OEM

Representatives from both the white-labeling brand and the OEM must certify that the white-labeled equipment is not modified from the original model and that the brand is under contract to distribute white-labeled equipment.

 

Approved Contractors

All customers must select an Approved Contractor who will partner with them to install the right EV solution on site. Approved Contractors will walk customers through the Program details, application process and project construction.

Electrical contractors interested in installing EV charging stations under the Make-Ready Program may apply to become Approved Contractors through the Joint Utilities website.

 

Utility Resources

Below you can access each company’s EV Make-Ready Program landing pages where customers can find more information and resources to apply for the MRP. If you have questions or need assistance with the MRP, please email your utility at the correct address below.

Utility

Email

Website

Central Hudson

EVMakeready@cenhud.com

Electric Vehicle Make-Ready Infrastructure Program

Con Edison

EVMRP@coned.com

Electric Vehicle PowerReady Program

National Grid

EVNationalGridUNY@nationalgrid.com

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Programs

NYSEG

EVPrograms@nyseg.com

Electric Vehicle Charger Make-Ready Program

RG&E

EVPrograms@rge.com

Electric Vehicle Charger Make-Ready

Orange and Rockland

ev@oru.com

Electric Vehicle Make-Ready Program

 

Plug and Budget Tracker

This table tracks progress toward 2025 plug goals and the amount of incentive funds that have been paid out to date. The data is updated monthly. The data is also available for download here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This data was last updated in June 2024.