What are the applicant requirements?

Eligible applicants must meet the following requirements and other provisions as required. For more details on requirements, please see the Sonoma Coast Incentive Project Implementation Manual.

  • Submit an application prior to purchasing and installing equipment and before rebate funds run out; design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible costs if incurred starting March 31, 2020. Equipment purchased or installed prior to the Funds Reserved date will not be eligible to receive a rebate. All project costs, other than design, engineering, and utility service request costs, must be incurred after the Funds Reserved date. 

  • Be an authorized representative of a qualified site. The project defines an authorized representative as a site owner or an individual who has received permission from the site owner to apply on behalf of a qualified site. Authorized representatives must submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days of applying. Failure to provide Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days of application date will result in application cancellation.

  • To be eligible to receive Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) funds, site hosts and the installed chargers must be an active SCP customer and must provide the PG&E account number and account holder name at time of application. 

  • To be eligible to receive Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District funds, installation site must be within the District’s jurisdiction.

  • Be a business or government entity that is based in California or has a California-based affiliate at the time of application.

    1. California businesses and non-California business entities that conduct intrastate business in California and are required to register with the California Secretary of State must do so and be in good standing in order to receive a rebate. If not currently registered, applicants should contact the Secretary of State’s office as soon as possible. For more information, visit the Secretary of State’s website.

    2. Businesses that are sole proprietorships or operating as DBA (Doing Business As) or under a fictitious business name, assumed business name or trade name cannot apply as a business and must instead apply as a sole proprietor.

  • If proposed site is on California Native American Tribe land, said tribe must be listed with the Native American Heritage Commission. Information on California Native American Tribes is available at the Native American Heritage Commission website

  • Have the new chargers installed by a qualified and licensed contractor in accordance with all local, state and federal codes and permitting and inspection requirements.

  • Obtain any required permits and comply with all applicable federal, state and municipal laws, rules, codes and regulations for work performed for the rebate. 

  • The payment of prevailing wage rates is required in accordance with California Prevailing Wage law.

  • If the application has Funds Reserved on or after September 1, 2021, use Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) certified electricians for the installation of the EV chargers. Specifically electric vehicle charging infrastructure and equipment on customer side of meter is to be installed by a contractor with the appropriate license classification and at least one electrician on each crew, at any given time, who holds EVITP certification. Additionally, if the electric vehicle charging supports a charging port supplying 25 kilowatts or more at least 25 percent of the total electricians working on the crew, at any given time, must hold EVITP certification.

  • Label EV chargers receiving a rebate with labeling provided by CALeVIP.

  • Ensure the charger(s) shall remain in service at the project site address for a minimum of 2 years for Level 2 chargers and 5 years for DC fast chargers.

  • Maintain a 2-year network service agreement, for Level 2 equipment, and 5-year network service agreement for DCFC immediately after the equipment installation.

  • Submit information to the Alternative Fuels Data Center station locator tool for all chargers rebated through this project. Submission is required to receive final rebate payment.

  • Grant CSE, Energy Commission, Sonoma Clean Power Authority and Northern Sonoma Air Pollution Control District direct access to EV charger utilization data (for up to 2 years (Level 2 chargers) or 5 years (DCFC) depending on charger type) through applicant’s selected network provider, through acceptance of application terms and conditions.

  • Complete and submit the project Installation Data form.

  • Be available for follow-up inspection if requested by CSE or the Energy Commission.

  • Energy Commission reserves the right to request voluntary participation from rebate recipients in ongoing research efforts that support the goals of CALeVIP.

  • Through submission of an application to the Sonoma Coast Incentive Project, agree to allow the Energy Commission to utilize your application data for publicly available data tools, included, but not limited to, the Energy Commission’s Cost Transparency Tool.