Residential EV Charging Station Rebate Program FAQ

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General Program Information

What is BWP’s Residential EV Charging Station Rebate Program?
The Residential EV Charging Station Rebate Program provides rebates to BWP residential customers to offset some of the costs of purchasing and installing up to two qualified Level 2 EV charging stations per customer per residence, including electric panel costs if an upgrade is needed.

Rebate Information

How do I apply for a rebate?
To apply for a rebate, download and complete the application available at Burbankwaterandpower.com/charge-at-home and submit with all required documents via U.S. mail (Burbank Water and Power, P.O. Box 631, Burbank, CA 91503-0631) or in person at BWP’s office (164 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, CA 91502).

Eligibility

Who is eligible?
All BWP residential customers, including tenants and residents of single and multi-family residences, are eligible for the program.

Charging Stations

Which types of charging stations are eligible?
Charging stations qualify for a rebate if they:
  • Are purchased new and unused,
  • Are certified and listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) as identified by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (e.g., Underwriters Laboratories or UL), and
  • Provide Level 2 charging supporting the SAE International J1772 standard with a minimum output power of 3.3 kW.

An up-to-date list of NRTLs is available at osha.gov/nationally-recognized-testing-laboratory-program/current-list-of-nrtls.

Vehicles

Which vehicles may the charging stations charge?

Charging stations must charge vehicles that are:

  • On-road plug-in battery EVs or plug-in hybrid EVs
  • Approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation for highway application and
  • Registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Charging stations that charge non-four wheel or off-road vehicles (e.g., motorbikes, golf carts, forklifts) are not qualifying charging stations.

Installation Costs

What are the eligible installation costs?

Eligible installation costs are limited to hardware and labor costs in connection with the deployment of panels, circuit breakers and meter sockets, electrical conduits, wiring, junction boxes, disconnects, switches, and fuses, together with trenching, resurfacing and connecting qualifying charging stations. Eligible installation costs also include any costs billed by BWP to customers to deploy electric utility infrastructure that may be required to serve qualifying charging stations. All eligible installation costs must be invoiced by an electrician with an active license from the state of California. Hardware costs such as the charging station may be invoiced by the licensed electrician or a retail business.

EV charging installation costs incurred in compliance with the California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen) are not eligible. If building permits for your residence were filed after December 31, 2012, costs for panel capacity increase and dedicated conduits should not be included. If you need assistance to determine if this applies to your residence, please submit the CalGreen Check Request available at BurbankWaterandPower.com/calgreen-check-form.

Similarly, charging station operation and maintenance costs (e.g., extended warranties, service contracts, EV charging network fees) are not eligible costs under the Program.

Time of Use

What is a time-of-use (TOU) rate?

A time-of-use (TOU) rate features different rates based on the time of day. Electricity rates are lower at night, but go up during daytime hours when customers use more energy from the grid. For more information, please consult BurbankWaterandPower.com//images/administrative/downloads/TOU_LetterForEV_02-20-2020.pdf.