The Residential EV Charging Station Rebate Program (the “Program”) by Burbank Water and Power (BWP) provides residential Customers rebates applicable against some of the costs of purchasing and installing qualifying electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
The Program is open to all BWP residential Customers (Customers). Customers may assign their rebate payment to a single third party for each application.
Eligible premises, including single family residences and multi-unit dwelling units, must transfer their standard electric service to the Residential EV time-of-use rate at the residence identified in the Program application when submitting such rebate application.
Qualifying Charging Stations
Qualifying Level 2 (240V) charging stations must meet the following requirements:
Charging Station Conditions: Qualifying charging stations must be purchased new and unused. Any units gifted, resold, rebuilt, rented, leased, received from warranty insurance claims, won as a prize, or new parts installed in existing units do not qualify.
Certification: Qualifying charging stations must be 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).
Installation: Qualifying charging stations must be permanently installed (either wall-, pole- or pedestal-mounted) and installed by a licensed electrical contractor to the eligible premises. The charging stations must be powered through electric service provided to eligible Customers by BWP.
Network: Qualifying charging stations must have network/Wi-Fi capability and be addressable by an EV charging network participating in the Program (i.e., qualifying charging stations must be connected to the EV charging network at all times) to receive an enhanced smart charging station rebate amount. Customers must maintain an active subscription to any such EV charging network during the Service Period, as defined below. Customers authorize their EV charging network to share charging data with BWP from the rebated charging stations for no less than the Service Period duration, as defined below. Customers also agree to receive load management signals (including pricing and demand response events) from such a network.
Qualifying Electric Vehicles: Qualifying charging stations must be used to charge qualifying EVs, including on-road plug-in battery EVs or plug-in hybrid EVs approved by the US 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.
Required Electric Vehicle: Applicants applying for a rebate through the Program on a second qualifying charging station at the same residence must own or lease a qualifying EV registered as operational with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) at the residence where the second qualifying charging station is installed.
Permits, Inspection, and Audits: All electric equipment necessary for the proper and safe installation and operation of charging stations must comply with all applicable requirements (including without limitation all required permits and inspections) from any codes, rules, and regulations from state, county, and city governments and any other restrictions from any other persons or organizations having authority, rights and/or privileges over such installation and operation (including, without limitation, property owners, and/or homeowner associations). All installed charging stations must have received permits with a “finaled” status from the City of Burbank.
Other Technical Requirements: Qualifying Level 2 charging stations must support the SAE International J1772 standard with a minimum output power of 3.3 kW. Tesla Wall Connector charging stations also qualifies under the Program.
Eligible installation Costs
Eligible installation costs are limited to direct costs for hardware and labor 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. However, costs incurred for the purchase and installation of charging stations, electrical conduits and panels required by the Burbank Building Code are not eligible costs under the Program. Similarly, charging station operation and maintenance costs (e.g., extended warranties, service contracts, EV charging network fees) are not eligible costs under the Program.
Application and Rebates
Application Submission: The BWP Customer of record for the eligible premises must submit a complete and signed application along with all required documentation (as defined in the Program application) to BWP by US mail or in-person delivery. Applications must be submitted no later than six months following the issuance date of “finaled” permits by the City of Burbank to install qualifying charging stations.
Applications Processing: Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis, and processed in the order received. Funds are limited and rebates are not guaranteed. BWP may waitlist applications if funding is anticipated to become insufficient. BWP may also suspend Program enrollment and stop accepting applications until additional funding is available.
Maximum Rebate Amount: Rebate amounts are subject to change at any time and may be greater or less than the value shown in a Program application. The rebate amount will be determined based on the total cost of the charging station(s) and eligible installation costs, minus any other financial incentives or rebates received or to be received from third parties for the purchase and deployment of the charging station (the “Net Cost”). The rebate amount cannot exceed the Net Cost paid by eligible Customers. Failure by Customers to report to BWP all third-party financial incentives actually received or expected to be received in connection with the purchase and installation of qualifying charging stations may result in forfeiting any rebates under the Program and may require repayment of any previously paid rebates.
Rebate Limits: Customers may receive a rebate for purchasing and installing up to two qualifying charging stations per Customer of record per residence.
Documents: Applications received by BWP with missing documentation or applications that do not meet the Program requirements will be considered ineligible for a rebate. BWP is not responsible for documents lost or destroyed, or delayed by the mail carrier. Submitted rebate application and accompanying documents become the property of BWP. BWP may request additional documentation to verify that the business entity meets the eligibility requirements under the Program. BWP may interpret documentation submitted by applicants at BWP’s sole discretion.
Other Terms and Conditions
Service Period: Customers agree to maintain a subscription to an EV charging network participating in the Program for the lifespan of the charging stations rebated through the Program and ensure that the rebated charging stations remain connected to such EV charging network. Until BWP publishes the name of EV charging networks participating in the Program, all such networks shall be deemed participating for purposes of applying for a rebate under the Program.
On-site Inspections: BWP reserves the right to inspect the charging stations with reasonable notice before or after a rebate payment, but in no event later than on the last day of the Service Period. Customers agree to provide BWP’s representative with reasonable access to the installation location during normal business hours.
Rebate Repayment: Customers shall reimburse BWP the rebates received through the Program on a prorated basis over the Service Period or shall otherwise forfeit any rebate payable under the Program if BWP: (i) is not allowed reasonable access to the charging stations for inspection purposes by an authorized BWP representative or is not allowed access to documents for any audit, (ii) determines that the deployed charging stations and their operation do not meet the Program’s terms and conditions, (iii) determines that the Customer is not in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations applicable to the operation of the deployed charging stations and (iv) determines that the Customer application is false, misleading or inaccurate.
Low Carbon Fuel Standard: In consideration for receiving rebates under the Program, Customers participating in the Program agree to assign all of their rights, titles, and interests under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program (California Assembly Bill AB 32), or any similar replacement program, to BWP as the fuel provider for the EV charging stations rebated under the Program. Participating Customers authorize BWP to generate and retain ownership in any and all Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits in connection with such EV charging stations.
No Warranty: BWP makes no warranty and is not responsible for any representations, whether expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the warranty of merchantability, fitness, performance, and longevity for any particular purpose, use, or application of the items or measures, manufacturers, dealers, contractors, or any other third parties, materials, workmanship, the quality, safety and/or installation of the items or measures, effects on pollutants or any other matter with respect to the Program. Moreover, BWP shall not be responsible for the workmanship including quality of installation, or the installer’s failure to comply with applicable safety standards as it relates to the installed equipment.
Data: BWP may utilize, without compensation, data generated by the use of the charging stations to improve BWP services, conduct studies, and for any other purposes in furtherance of BWP’s operations. Such data may also be provided to third parties for research and grant purposes and/or as required by law.
Terms and Conditions: Implementation and interpretation of the terms and conditions of this Program are at the sole discretion of BWP, provided that if any of the foregoing terms and conditions are held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable by a court of law having jurisdiction, such decision will not affect the validity, legality, and enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions. The Program may be modified or terminated without prior notice.
Indemnification: To the fullest extent provided by law, Customer holds the City, its elected officials, officers, agents, and employees, harmless from all claims, demands, lawsuits, judgments, damages, losses, injuries or liability to Customer, to Customer's employees, to Customer’s contractors or subcontractors, or to the owners of Customer's firm, which damages, losses, injuries or liability occur or which are connected, directly or indirectly, with Customer's application or participation in the Program or in connection with the design, purchase, installation, maintenance, operation, removal or use of eligible or deployed charging stations (Program Participation). Customer shall investigate, defend, and indemnify City, its elected officials, officers, agents, and employees, from any claims, lawsuits, demands, judgments, and all liability arising out of, directly or indirectly, any error, negligence, recklessness, or omission of Customer or any of Customer’s officers, agents, employees, representatives, sub-Customers, or subcontractors, or the willful misconduct of Customer or any of Customer’s officers, agents, employees, representatives, sub-Customers, or subcontractors, in connection with the Program participation.