Electric Vehicle PowerReady Program Frequently Asked Questions
You can learn all about the program and apply through the portal on our program website. If you have additional questions, please email us to set up a call to discuss the program.
Approximately two weeks. This letter is the first step in the program process and simply states whether the project meets the eligibility requirements for the program and which incentive tier applies to the project. It is not intended to be an incentive determination, which happens after engineering review as part of the energy service ruling process.
Service rulings are returned in approximately 30-40 calendar days if all documentation is submitted and complete.
The site plan is an aerial view or plan view of your charging installation. We need this so we can identify the closest service to your installation or understand where your requested Point of Entry (POE) is located. The site plan should include:
• where your chargers and parking spots are located;
• a clearly marked point of entry, if you are requesting one;
• approximate distance from the nearest curb line with streets labeled, and;
• a north arrow.
Materials and labor related to upgrading the infrastructure up to the charging station on the utility as well as customer side. The program does not cover any equipment or labor related to the EV charger, charger pedestal, ongoing maintenance costs, or software costs.
Soft costs associated with installing eligible equipment are eligible. Con Edison will require documentation of these costs upon project completion.
There is no limit for L2 plugs, but there is a site-specific maximum of 10 plugs for DCFC sites. Fast
charging sites with more than 10 plugs are allowed only if developing the site does not cause the energy company to incur new business costs greater than those that would have been incurred to develop a site with a maximum demand of 2 MW. This will be assessed after Con Edison’s engineering analysis. It should be noted that there is a program minimum of 2 plugs to be able to apply for the program.
The incentive determination depends on a variety of factors which vary from site to site, including whether the project includes utility side costs, the number of plugs, the site configuration, site accessibility, if it is located in a Disadvantaged Community Zone, and the type of plugs. The program also has incentive caps for program eligible costs, including both customer and potential utility costs. The Con Edison team can discuss project specifics and support interested participants in pursuing a project.
Yes, there are incentive caps for program eligible costs, including customer and potential utility costs. To find out the current cost caps, please email our program team.
Yes, if there are as many or more non-proprietary plugs as the proprietary plugs.
No, installing only proprietary plugs at your site will make the project eligible for the up to 50% incentive tier. If you decided to install the same amount or more of non-proprietary plugs as proprietary plugs, then it would qualify as collocation and your site would be eligible for the up to 100% incentive tier.
Up to 90% if they are installing non-proprietary or collocated proprietary/non-proprietary plugs.
No, it must be available to all EV owners to be considered public.
Refer to the Hosting Capacity Map on our website. You can view our EV Charging Capacity map in the fourth tab of the hosting capacity map and search by address, if your site is in the greyed-out area, it is in the Disadvantaged Community zone. If you are unsure, please email our program team and we can check for you.
Yes, you can apply for both.
Anyone directly involved in the project can apply as the participant and receive the incentive check including: the site host, the installer, or the developer working on the project. Financial institutions, like lenders, cannot receive the incentive check.
Yes, if the contractor is on the Approved Contractor list at the time of program agreement signing and your project otherwise meets the program requirements.
Yes, if construction began after July 16, 2020. This date requirement applies to actual construction work, not building permit dates.
Please email us to discuss the specifics of your project and we can determine if it is eligible.
No. Only the general contractor needs to be on the list. Individual subcontractors such as electricians or civil contractors do not need to be on the list. However, the participant is responsible for ensuring that all work meets local and state code requirements.
For five years from the date of your post-construction approval.
Whoever is currently paying the Con Edison bill is responsible.
We are continuing to work with the city on figuring out a path forward with Local Law 97 so that EV chargers will not negatively affect the building grade.