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Program Overview


Medium- and heavy-duty vehicle operators in New York State looking to install charging stations to electrify their fleets may be eligible for charging infrastructure funding from their utility through the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Make Ready Pilot. Under the Pilot, utilities can provide incentives of up to 90% of utility-side infrastructure costs and up to 50% of customer-side costs to qualifying projects to mitigate the cost of developing EV charging capacity. The Pilot focuses particularly on disadvantaged communities (DACs). Funds for incentives are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participating utility will accept applications until December 31, 2025, or until available incentive funding has been fully allocated, whichever comes first. 

To qualify, a site must be either publicly accessible or participating in a qualified Voucher Incentive Program. In pursuit of the Pilot's primary objective of reducing diesel emissions within DACs, the utilities will prioritize projects within a DAC or that support fleets that operate in DACs. The utilities will have full discretion for accepting applications and awarding the final incentives based on the specific characteristics of the project.


Qualified Voucher Incentive Programs

Non-publicly accessible sites must be approved for one of the following Voucher Incentive Programs before applying for the MHD Pilot. If you have questions about the application process or requirements for your chosen program, contact the program administrator.

 

Pilot Program Eligibility

 

 

Incentive Amounts

Customer-side incentives are subject to dollar per kW caps, which vary by utility territory. See the table below for the incentive caps for each utility. Projects that are eligible for customer-side make-ready incentives are eligible to receive up to 50% of these caps.

MHD Pilot Program Customer-Side Incentive Caps 

Utility 

Customer-Side Incentive Cap  

Central Hudson 

$658.36 / kW 

CECONY8F 

$980.76 / kW 

National Grid 

$440.96 / kW 

NYSEG 

$409.07 / kW 

Orange and Rockland 

$592.77 / kW 

RG&E 

$712.08 / kW 

 

How to Participate

  1. If applicable, apply for one of the eligible voucher programs. Please note that voucher program participation is NOT required for publicly accessible sites.
  2. Contact your utility to discuss charging infrastructure needs and requirements, assess eligibility for the Make-Ready Pilot, and apply for fleet assessment services
  3. Once your voucher has been approved, find a contractor and apply for make-ready funding through your utility's make-ready portal.
  4. If applicable, find a participating vehicle dismantler to complete scrappage of your old diesel truck or bus. Contact the program administrator for your chosen program for more information about vehicle scrappage requirements.
  5. Keep in regular communication with your vehicle dealer, electrical contractor, and utility regarding status of vehicle production and infrastructure work.
  6. Once chargers are commissioned and vehicle is delivered, remember to complete a utility survey and any applicable reporting required by your chosen voucher program.

 

Utility Resources

The Implementation Plan for the Medium- and Heavy-Duty Pilot Program is available here. Customers can find more information and resources to apply for the Make-Ready Program on each company’s EV Make-Ready Program landing pages. If you have questions or need assistance with the Make-Ready Program, please email your utility at the corresponding 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