The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has authorized Southern California Edison to develop a pilot program to incentivize the deployment of around 1,500 EV charging stations and to conduct education and outreach activities.
Edison will spend $22 million on Phase 1 of its Charge Ready and Market Education Programs.
Participating customers will own and operate the charging stations, while Edison will pay for all paneling, conduits, and wiring up to the station itself, and also provide rebates to site owners – 25% of the base cost for non-residential locations, 50% of the base cost for multi-unit dwellings, and 100% of the base cost for stations within disadvantaged communities.
Stations are to be deployed at locations where drivers typically leave their cars parked for four hours or more: workplaces and fleet facilities, multi-unit dwellings, and destination locations such as parks and shopping malls. Single-family homes are not eligible.