Lead the Charge

Upgrade your business with EV charging stations and get up to $20,000 per charging port in rebates from BWP.

Burbank businesses can lead the charge with BWP's new Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate Program to give their customers and employees the charge they need to get where they are going. Rebates offset some of the costs of purchasing and installing EV charging stations for your business or multi-family building.

Who’s Eligible for the Program?

All commercial customers and multi-family buildings with 3 or more units are eligible for this program.

Small Business Owners

Give your customers a place to recharge and your business a boost.
  • Attract and retain customers
  • Reduce air pollution

Large Business Owners

Invest in your company's future and lead the way to a greener tomorrow.
  • Get a competitive edge with
    EV charging stations
  • Be an industry leader

Multifamily Building Owners

Give your renters the amenities that matter, and upgrade their quality of living by installing EV charging stations.
  • Give EV-owning residents peace of mind
  • Attract and retain tenants

Rebate Amounts Breakdown

Rebate amounts are per charge port or smart outlet device as described below.

DACs and/or Publicly Accessible Multi-Family Buildings & Workplace Charging Locations Other
Without Utility Infrastructure Upgrade

Level 1 or Level 2 Smart Outlet Device N/A $3,500 $3,500*
Level 1 Charger N/A $3,500 N/A
Level 2 Charger $4,000 $4,000 $1,800
DC Fast Charger $10,000 $10,000 $5,000
With Utility Infrastructure Upgrade

Level 2 Charger Additional $3,500
$7,500 total
Additional $3,500
$7,500 total
Additional $3,500
$3,500 total
DC Fast Charger Additional $10,000 $20,000 total Additional $10,000
$20,000 total
Additional $5,000
$10,000 total

* Level 1 or Level 2 smart outlet rebates are only available for multi-family residences, workplace charging locations, and municipal properties.

DACs and/or Public Access
Customers in Disadvantaged Communities (DACs), or those that would make their stations available to the public, are eligible for a larger rebate for Level 2 and DC fast charging stations. Disadvantaged communities, as defined by CalEPA, are identified on the map below or at calepa.ca.gov/envjustice/ghginvest.

Multi-family residences and workplace charging locations are eligible for rebates on smart outlets in addition to charging stations. Higher rebate amounts for charging stations are available to multi-family residences. Workplace charging locations can only receive higher rebate amounts for charging stations that are installed in a disadvantaged community. 


Charging stations installed in locations not described above are not eligible for higher rebate amounts.

Utility Infrastructure Upgrade
Utility Infrastructure Upgrades happen when BWP needs to upgrade its utility equipment to reliably serve any new charging stations. Commercial customers who require a utility infrastructure upgrade to install Level 2 or DC fast charging stations will be eligible for an enhanced rebate. Note that BWP capacity charges for increasing service sizes are considered eligible infrastructure upgrade costs.

Follow these Steps to Apply for the EV Charging Station Rebate Program

Burbank businesses can lead the charge to a greener, more sustainable future. BWP is here to help with charging stations, and to help make the process pain-free.


Come Up With a Plan

Talk with your internal team and determine what you need. Review the application and FAQs to ensure your plan complies with the program's requirements.

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You will need to determine:

  1. The total number of charge ports deployed.
  2. Charging level: Level 1, Level 2, or DC fast charging.
  3. The location of charging stations at your site: Locating the charging stations as close as possible to the electric panel may minimize costs.
  4. If your planned deployment meets all applicable code requirements. Rules and regulations, including accessibility, will influence some of your decisions. We recommend that you work with an EV charging station professional to guide you through this process.

Review With a Professional

Once you have developed your plan, contact a licensed electrical contractor or engineer to inspect the site.
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Once you have developed a plan, a licensed electrical contractor or engineer should evaluate that plan to ensure that it can meet code requirements and to see if your site has sufficient electrical capacity.

Electric vehicle charging stations have their own accessibility requirements and may necessitate additional accessible spaces.

The licensed electrical contractor or engineer can determine if the additional electric demand from the new charging stations will require upgrades to your existing electric panel. If upgrades are necessary, your contractor will need to contact BWP’s Electric Service Planning at (818) 238-3575 to determine if the BWP infrastructure serving your site has enough capacity, or if an upgrade is needed.

Apply for Permits

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At this point, your licensed contractor should have prepared the design for the electric infrastructure serving the new charging stations (from the meter to the charging stations) together with a cost estimate and schedule. You should also have selected and ordered the make(s) and model(s) of charging stations, as these may influence the design. You may then apply for permits with Burbank’s Building & Safety Division. In case you need to trench, excavation permits may also be required from the Public Works.

Please note that if your site needs a new panel, you will have to contact BWP’s Service Planning before applying for permits (see #2 above).

Prepare for Utility Infrastructure Upgrade (Optional)

If your site requires an infrastructure upgrade, you may have to pay a deposit to BWP to initiate the design.
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If the BWP electric infrastructure serving your site requires an upgrade, you may have to pay an engineering deposit to BWP to initiate the design process. After payment of the deposit, you will receive an Aid in Construction letter and a Confirmation of Electric Service from BWP, including the proposed design and a cost estimate for upgrading the BWP infrastructure. You will have to approve these and pay the cost estimate to move forward or contact BWP’s Service Planning if you want to request changes.

Start Construction

It's time for your contractor to start installing the charging stations.
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In this phase, your contractor deploys the required infrastructure and installs the charging stations (and BWP installs any required utility infrastructure upgrades to serve your site) Your contractor will then arrange for an inspection with Building and Safety. You will need to apply the charging pricing policy consistent with the load management plan agreed upon in your rebate application. You are now ready to operate the stations!

Submit Application & Get Paid

After your site passes inspection, it's time to submit your application.

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You will need to submit your application with all required documentation no later than six months from the date of the final permit. BWP may then inspect the deployed stations at your site and verify that they meet the program's requirements. Once your rebate payment is approved, you will receive a check in approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

Download the Application

To begin the application process, you will need to download the Rebate Application and the Rebate Spreadsheet.

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Commercial EV Program Charging Station Rebate Application
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Commercial EV Program Charging Station Rebate Spreadsheet

Have a Question?

If you still have some questions about the process, please call us at (818) 238-3868 or email [email protected].

You can also check out our FAQ page! 

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