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
2019 $11,000 $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $3,143 $1,571 $44,000
2020   $11,000 $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $3,143 $42,429
2021     $11,000 $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $39,286
2022       $9,429 $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $28,286
2023         $7,857 $6,286 $4,714 $18,857
2024           $6,286 $4,714 $11,000
2025             $4,714 $4,714

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 the program 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:

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