Central Hudson commercial customers may also be eligible to receive annual incentives to offset the equipment, operational, and demand charge costs of hosting direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations.
Customers may be eligible for the DCFC Incentive Program if they meet the following criteria:
- Commercial customer located in Central Hudson territory
- Site is publicly accessible
- Use qualified DCFC equipment
- Stations are not restricted by membership fees
- Stations are operated continuously through Dec. 31, 2025.
How It Works
Step 1: Information and Application
Program participant reviews incentive information and program manual and determines willingness to participate.
Step 2: Site Design and Construction
Program participant works with equipment vendors, site host, and Central Hudson to design, install, and operate a qualifying DCFC station. The DCFC charging stations incentivized through this program must have a dedicated interval meter and not have comingled loads behind the meter installed where ancillary loads be limited to a maximum of 10kW.
Step 3: Application Review
Program participant submits application and Central Hudson reviews eligibility and site information, assessing costs, and feasibility. Central Hudson will reserve funds for approved projects.
Step 4: Station Operation
Program participant continuously operates station through end of program period and reports operational data to Central Hudson or third-party vendor. Central Hudson provides payment to the customer according to annual payment schedule.
Costs Covered: Annual incentive amounts are based on the year of participation. They are earned on a per-plug basis and on a declining schedule, detailed as follows:
|Eligibility Year||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6||Year 7||Total|
The annual per-plug incentive for plugs rated to dispense a minimum of 50 kW but less than 75 kW will be 60% of the annual incentive noted above. The total DCFC station annual incentive payment shall not exceed the total delivery cost for the twelve-month billing period in which the incentive is being calculated (delivery cost cap). No incentives will be earned for twelve-month periods commencing after December 31, 2025.
Project Eligibility Requirements
See Participant Manual for details related to:
- Application Materials
- Station Maturity
- Location Capacity
- Station Accessibility
- Plug Type and Capacity
- Customer Rate Enrollment
- Future-Proofing Costs
How to Apply
|Incentive availability status
Updated Feb. 22, 2022
|Incentive funds paid||$26,679|
|Incentive funds remaining||$4.39M|
|Total number of plugs||100|
|Number of plugs enrolled||21|
|# of plugs 50-74kW||2|
|# of plugs 74kW and higher||19|
|Number of plugs remaining||79|
Please complete and/or submit all of the following:
- Commercial Account Application
- Commercial Electrical Data Form
- A copy of your building permit to install charging equipment or note from the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) that no building permit is required.
- Site Host Agreement
- W-9 Form
- Additional required documents to be submitted by approved participants when your incentive payment is due. See DCFC Incentive Program Implementation Manual for details.
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