Crucial Project Update:

For San Diego County, Peninsula-Silicon Valley, Inland Counties, South Central Coast, and all future projects, applicants that receive notice of funds reserved status on or after 9/1/21 will be required to use Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) certified electricians for the installation of electric vehicle charging equipment.

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Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project

Presented in partnership with City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU), Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), San José Clean Energy (SJCE), Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) and Silicon Valley Power (SVP)

Level 2 chargers & DC fast chargers (DCFC)
San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties
Level 2 up to $6,000 per Connector, DCFC up to $80,000 per Charger

Project Update 3/1/2022: The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project will be rolling out additional funding for Level 2 Chargers in the following amounts: $1.86M in San Mateo County, $465k in City of Palo Alto, $2.85M in City of San Jose, $930k in City of Santa Clara, and $1.5M in Santa Clara County.
Applicants on the waitlist should look for an email from CALeVIP and be prepared to move forward with their projects once funding is reserved. Applicants who are no longer interested in receiving incentive funds should reach out to CSE to cancel the application. Additional rebates for DC fast chargers might be available through CALeVIP and Level 2 chargers through CALSTART’s Communities in Charge incentive project.


Available Funding

Funding is displayed in real time for the Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project with a total funding of over $49 million across the funding regions shown below. 

Provisionally reserved funds represent applications that are currently under review to move to reserved funds.

Note that funding chart scales are different by funding region.

Project Overview

The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties – with a total of $55.2 million in available funds over four years.

The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project has funding available for five distinct funding regions. The funding regions and geographies are defined below for the project.

Funding Region Region Geography
San Mateo County
Get information on San Mateo County resources.
San Mateo County
Santa Clara County Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, and Unincorporated Santa Clara County
City of Palo Alto City of Palo Alto
City of San José City of San José
City of Santa Clara City of Santa Clara

The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project is presented in partnership with the following:

CPAU PCE
SVCE SVCE
SVP
CEC

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers:

Eligible Rebates for Level 2 Chargers Amount per Connector
Base Rebate Up to $4,500, or 75% of project costs, whichever is less
Disadvantaged Community (DAC) or Low-Income Community (LIC) Additional $500
Multi-unit dwelling (MUD) site Additional $1,000

Please note: If the site qualifies as both a DAC and LIC, each Level 2 connector is only eligible for an additional $500.

Eligible Rebates for DC Fast Chargers:

DCFC Power Level General Market Rebate Disadvantaged Community (DAC)/Low-Income Community (LIC) Rebate
50 kW - 99.99 kW Up to $50,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $60,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less
100 kW+ Up to $70,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less Up to $80,000; or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less

A minimum of 25% of both L2 and DCFC funds will be distributed to DAC/LIC applications in the cities of San José and Santa Clara.

All final rebate amounts are determined by the total eligible project costs. Find out more about eligible site types and eligible rebate amounts for DAC/LIC and non-DAC/LIC applicants in the FAQ section.

You will need the following to begin your application:

  • Authority to apply — All applicants must submit a completed Site Verification Form within five calendar days of applying
  • Installation site address
  • TIN/EIN for recipient of rebate check

Requirements & Additional Information

Eligibility Requirements

Project cost requirements:

  • Design, engineering, and utility service request costs are eligible costs incurred starting September 16, 2020 but are incurred at your own risk prior to the date your funds are reserved (e.g. application may be determined ineligible, or funds may be unavailable at time of application)
  • All other project costs incurred prior to the date your funds are reserved are ineligible
  • Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

Applicant requirements:

  • Be a site owner or their authorized agent with a Site Verification Form submitted within five calendar days of application date
  • Be a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate

Installation site requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • Located in San Mateo or Santa Clara counties
  • Chargers are publicly available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year
  • Charger(s) must not be located behind a fence or in a gated parking lot closed to the public after hours
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: airport, casino, city/county/privately-owned parking lot or garage, college/university, gas station, grocery store, hospital, hotel, library, public transit hub, restaurant, retail shopping center, sheriff/police station, urban/suburban retail core, or curbside charging
  • All eligible DC fast charger sites are also eligible for Level 2 chargers as part of a combination application
  • New construction sites are not eligible for DC Fast Charger funds

Level 2 Chargers

  • Located in San Mateo or Santa Clara counties
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), multi-unit dwelling (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), public facility, or curbside charging
  • New construction sites are not eligible for Level 2 funds, except for affordable housing new construction sites

Equipment requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • Include DCFC dual standard chargers with both CHAdeMO and SAE CCS connector options
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum five-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 50 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL)

Level 2 Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum two-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 6.2 kW or greater per connector
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
Download
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-peninsula-silicon-valley/Implementation-Manual-Peninsula-Silicon-Valley.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-peninsula-silicon-valley/Peninsula-Silicon-Valley-Site-Verification-Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Eligible_Equipment.pdf
/sites/default/files/2020-09/Peninsula-Silicon-Valley-Sample-Supporting-Documents.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/Low-Carbon-Fuel-Standard-Overview.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Invoice_Template.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_job_site_installation_form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Non_Permanent_Structure_Compliance_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_extension_policy.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/California_EVCS_Regulations_Guide.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Network_Agreement_Acknowledgment_Form.pdf
/sites/default/files/docs/calevip/CALeVIP_Serial_Number_Form.pdf

Eligible Equipment Costs

Eligible Costs

The following equipment and costs are eligible for rebate funds under a Level 2 or DC fast charger application:

  • Electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)
  • Transformer
  • Electric Panels
  • Energy storage equipment
  • All-inclusive solar EV charging systems
  • Installation costs (labor and materials)
  • Utility service order
  • Planning and engineering design costs
  • Project signage
  • Network agreement with network provider
  • Extended warranties
  • Stub-outs
  • Demand management equipment

Permits as required by authorities having jurisdiction are not eligible costs. Rebate funds do not cover standalone solar panels.

Application Process

It's easy, just follow the steps below to apply for your rebate:

DC Fast Chargers or Combination DC Fast Charger/Level 2 Charger

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment. Note: design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) starting September 16, 2020.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 450 calendar days (15 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. After CSE acceptance of Evidence of Permit submittal or Utility Service Design submittal and within 240 days of Funds Reserved date, you can request a milestone payment. To request a milestone payment, you must submit a permit, signed application and design invoice at a minimum.

If your project is complete and all required documents uploaded, final payment can be issued.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days for milestone payment of up to 60% of your reserved funds.

8. Submit your remaining installation documents online. We will review and process for final payment if full payment was not previously awarded.

9. Receive your final rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

 

Level 2 Charger (only)

1. Be an eligible applicant with a qualified installation site.

2. Apply online prior to purchasing and installing the EV charger(s) and equipment. Note: design, engineering, and utility service requests costs are eligible (at applicant’s risk) starting September 16, 2020.

3. Upload and submit a completed Site Verification Form within 5 calendar days to avoid application cancellation.

4. We review your application and confirm eligibility. Once your application is qualified, your rebate funds are reserved, and you have 270 calendar days (9 months) to complete your project.

5. Upload and submit required Evidence of Permit submittal or, if upgraded or new utility service is required for the project, Utility Service Design submittal documents within 60 calendar days of the Funds Reserved date to avoid application cancellation.

6. Submit your remaining installation documents online for CSE review and processing.

7. Receive your rebate check in the mail within 15 business days of application approval.

Call us at (408) 673-410 or email psv-calevip@energycenter.org.