The deadline to apply to this program was March 20, 2023. Central Hudson is no longer accepting new applications. The following content is for current participant reference only.

Central Hudson commercial customers were eligible to receive annual incentives to offset the equipment, operational, and demand charge costs of hosting direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations if they met the following criteria: 

  • Commercial customer located in Central Hudson service territory
  • Site is publicly accessible
  • Use qualified DCFC equipment
  • Stations are not restricted by membership fees
  • Stations are operated continuously through Dec. 31, 2025.

Program participants worked with equipment vendors, site host, and Central Hudson to design, install, and operate the qualifying DCFC station. 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 are limited to a maximum of 10kW.

Participants agreed to continuously operate station through the end of program period and report operational data to Central Hudson or third-party vendor. Central Hudson provides payment to the customer according to annual payment schedule. 

For complete program information, see our program manual

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.

Incentive availability status
Updated April 6, 2023
Incentive funds paid 197,013
Incentive funds remaining $3,289,987
Total number of plugs 48
Number of plugs enrolled 21
# of plugs 50-74kW 20
# of plugs 74kW and higher 1
Number of plugs remaining 79