Statewide Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) Incentive Program

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 2019 $4,400,000 $6,400,000 $9,000,000 $32,000 $1,664,000 $68,000
Total # of plugs 100 400 300 160 40 74
# of plugs enrolled to date 0 0 0 0 0 0
# of plugs 50-74kW 0 0 0 0 0 0
# of plugs 74kW and higher 0 0 0 0 0 0
# of plugs remaining for 2019 100 400 300 160 40 74

Table Last Updated: December 1, 2019

Incentive Structure: The incentive is based on the year of participation, for 2019 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 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Total
2019 $11,000 $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $3,143 $1,571 $44,000
2020 $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $3,143 $1,571 $33,000
2021 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $3,143 $1,571 $23,571
2022 $6,286 $4,714 $3,143 $1,571 $15,714
2023 $4,714 $3,143 $1,571 $9,429
2024 $3,143 $1,571 $4,714
2025 $1,571 $1,571

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.

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
Year 50 kW to 74 kW 75 kW and higher
2019 $2,400 $4,000
2020 $2,057 $3,429
2021 $1,714 $2,857
2022 $1,371 $2,286
2023 $1,029 $1,714
2024 $686 $1,143
2025 $343 $571

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.

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.

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
Plugs > 75 kW $ 7,500 $ 6,429 $ 5,357 $ 4,286 $ 3,214 $ 2,143 $ 1,071
Plugs 50 – 74 kW $ 4,500 $ 3,857 $ 3,214 $ 2,571 $ 1,929 $ 1,286 $ 643

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

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.

Year Maximum Annual Incentive Per Plug Maximum Total Eligible Plugs Total Maximum Per Plug Payout By Qualification Year
2019 $8,000 160 $32,000
2020 $6,857 160 $24,000
2021 $5,714 160 $17,143
2022 $4,571 160 $11,429
2023 $3,429 160 $6,857
2024 $2,286 160 $3,429
2025 $1,143 160 $1,143
Total $32,000

For more information, please visit NYSEG’s website.

Incentive Structure: You may be eligible for Orange and 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
Year 50 kW to 74 kW 75 kW and higher
2019 $6,600 $11,000
2020 $5,657 $9,428
2021 $4,714 $7,857
2022 $3,771 $6,285
2023 $2,828 $4,714
2024 $1,885 $3,142
2025 $942 $1,571

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.

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.

Year Maximum Annual Incentive Per Plug Maximum Total Eligible Plugs Total Maximum Per Plug Payout By Qualification Year
2019 $17,000 74 $32,000
2020 $14,571 74 $24,000
2021 $12,143 74 $17,143
2022 $9,714 74 $11,429
2023 $7,286 74 $6,857
2024 $4,857 74 $3,429
2025 $2,429 74 $1,143
Total $68,000

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

Further Reading

  • Case 18-E-0138 – Proceeding on Motion of the Commission Regarding Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
  • Order Establishing Framework for Direct Current Fast Charging Infrastructure Program – Issued and Effective February 7, 2019
  • JU Statement in Support EVSE Consensus Proposal (Filed December 2018) – Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
  • Consensus Proposal for Statewide Deployment of Direct Current Fast Charging Facilities for Electric Vehicles (Filed November 2018) – Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., New York Power Authority, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Electric & Gas Corporation, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, New York State Thruway Authority, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc., Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation
  • Joint Utilities EV Readiness Framework (March 2018) – The Joint Utilities recognize EVs as one of many valuable tools for achieving state clean energy objectives, and seek to support and encourage EV adoption to the extent practicable and cost-effective. Given the size of the current EV market, the Joint Utilities believe this Readiness Framework (complemented by demonstration projects and active education and outreach efforts) is the most effective way for utilities to facilitate increased EVSE deployment and EV adoption.