We recognize that EV charger installations require coordination across multiple organizations, which may be impacted by closures or reduced capacity due to COVID-19 concerns. If you anticipate delays beyond your project’s expiration date due to these issues, please contact us. Extensions will be granted on a case by case basis.

What is the Northern California Incentive Project?

Funded by the California Energy Commission and implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), the Northern California Incentive Project promotes access to electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.

Eligible rebates include up to $70,000 per charger for DC fast charger (DCFC) installations or 75% of eligible project costs, whichever is less. The incentive for Level 2 (L2) chargers is $6,000/connector, with an additional $1,000/connector for multi-unit dwelling sites.

For sites located in disadvantaged communities (DAC), applicants are eligible for up to $80,000 per DCFC, or 80% of eligible project costs, whichever is less. The incentive for L2 chargers within a DAC area is $6,500/connector, with an additional $1,000/connector for multi-unit dwelling sites.

Note that sites in Tehama County are not eligible for DCFC incentives.

Final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs.