FAQ About Oregon’s Business EV Charging Rebates

by | Feb 27, 2024 | EV Charger Incentives | 0 comments

Discover how Oregon’s EV Charging Rebates program is empowering businesses to embrace sustainability and contribute to the state’s climate goals. By providing financial incentives of up to $1,000 per port for Level 2 chargers, and up to $2,300 per port for multifamily properties, the program makes it easier than ever for non-residential PGE account holders to install EV chargers at their workplace, commercial property, or fleet.

Beyond cost savings, businesses can enhance their amenities, attract more customers, boost employee satisfaction, and streamline fleet operations with EV chargers. With a simple application process and optional pre-approval, participating is convenient and flexible. Join the movement towards a cleaner, greener future with Oregon’s PGE EV Charging Rebates program today.

Let’s take a look at the most frequently asked questions we receive when discussing EV charging rebates in the PGE coverage area.

How much are the rebates?

For Level 2 chargers, receive $1,000 per port or up to $2,300 per port for multifamily properties.

What are my requirements to participate?

Install qualified chargers from an approved vendor, maintain operational status for 10 years, and share data from the chargers with PGE for program evaluation in addition to the user terms and agreements.

What are my costs?

You are responsible for procurement, installation, maintenance, and electricity costs for the chargers.

How can I find qualified chargers?

Various models are available for public, employee, residential, or business fleet EV charging. Ensure compatibility with approved software providers.

When and how can I apply for a rebate?

Rebates are available until funds are exhausted. Purchase and install an approved charger, then complete the rebate application and provide the required information.

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Who can use the chargers? Can this be a revenue opportunity?

You can offer public charging or limited access. Pricing options can help recover costs, and your charger vendor can assist with setup.

Do I need to own my chargers? Can I lease them?

Ownership is not required, but you are responsible for procurement and installation. Leasing options may be available from vendors.

Can I enroll my chargers in a demand response program?

Energy Partner options for EV charging are under development and will be offered when available.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of chargers required?

No minimum or maximum number of chargers is necessary to qualify for the rebate.

What if I am Direct Access?

Direct Access customers can participate, but chargers must be at a cost-of-service rate for 10 years.

What happens if my chargers get damaged or lose connectivity?

You should maintain operational condition; repair options may be provided by the vendor. Timely repairs are essential to avoid potential rebate repayment.

What data do I share with PGE and why?

Anonymous charging session data is shared for regulatory reporting, research, and business use. Personally identifiable information is not included.

Why does PGE need a W-9?

To verify business information and issue tax-related documents if applicable.

Can I install chargers and get the rebate if my business leases its property?

Yes, with the property owner’s permission. However, obligations must be transferred if the business relocates within the agreement term.

Are multi-family dwellings eligible? How does that work?

If installed in a centralized parking location with commercial wiring, commercial chargers are eligible for the rebate.

What is my EV charging station speed options?

Level 1 charging uses a standard household outlet (120 volts) and is the slowest method, typically providing around 2-5 miles of range per hour of charging.

Level 2 charging operates at 240 volts, requiring a dedicated charging station and providing faster charging speeds, typically around 10-20 miles of range per hour.

Level 3, also known as DC fast charging, operates at much higher voltages (typically 480 volts or higher), enabling rapid charging with speeds of up to 100 miles of range in as little as 20-30 minutes.

Where should I put my EV chargers?

EV charging stations should be located in an area that is easy to access by drivers but also accessible to the power source of a property.

Can my business benefit from EV charging stations?

Businesses across all industries can benefit from EV charging stations. From retailers to hospitality and even schools and healthcare facilities can see financial and environmental gain from implementing EV charging stations

Who should have access to my EV charging stations?

EV charging stations can be open to the public or private depending on your business’ needs. Private EV charging stations can have access restricted to just employees, residents of a multifamily dwelling, or customers by being given a code to access the charging stations.

How can drivers find my public EV charging stations?

There are various apps available on cell phones that can direct drivers to the closest places to charge their vehicles, such as Google Maps or other GPS apps.

EV Charger Rebates with Incentive Rebate360

Oregon’s EV Charging Rebate program presents an unparalleled opportunity for business owners to embrace sustainability, reduce operational costs, and contribute to the state’s climate goals. By taking advantage of generous rebates and incentives, businesses can not only install EV chargers with ease but also enhance their amenities, attract more customers, and boost employee satisfaction. With straightforward application processes, flexibility in charging options, and potential revenue opportunities, participating in this program is a win-win for both businesses and the environment. Seize the opportunity today to drive towards a cleaner, greener future for Oregon and beyond.

To help offset the costs and EV charging infrastructure and installation, reach out to Incentive Rebate360 to find financial incentives that can help. Contact us by calling 480-653-8180, emailing [email protected], or scheduling a call that fits your needs by clicking the button below!


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