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Sonoma Coast Incentive Project

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Attract more business with an electric vehicle charger

We have teamed up with the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) to bring you the Sonoma Coast Incentive Project, which provides rebates for electric vehicle (EV) charger purchase and installation costs.

With this affordable EV charging opportunity you can:

  • Boost property value
  • Attract more customers
  • Provide a green amenity to employees, tenants and clients
  • Meet sustainability goals

Eligible properties

Owners, managers and authorized agents of many property types can qualify for rebates.

  • Businesses
  • Multifamily properties
  • Nonprofits
  • Government-owned property
  • Native American Tribes
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Discover how much you can save

Eligible SCP customers can qualify for incentives to cover the majority of costs for many EV charger installations.

Level 2 Chargers

A rebate of up to $5,000 per connector, with additional funds available for select sites.

General Market

Multi-unit Dwelling

Unincorporated

Disadvantaged or Low-Income Community

Up to $5,000 per connector

Additional $1,000 per connector

Additional $1,000 per connector

Additional $500 per connector

DC Fast Chargers

Rebates are dependent on power level, with additional funds available for select sites.

Power Level

General Market

Disadvantaged or Low-Income Community

50 kW – 99.99 kW

Up to $50,000 or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less

Up to $60,000 or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less

100 kW+

Up to $70,000 or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less

Up to $80,000 or 75% of the total project cost, whichever is less


Eligibility Requirements

Project cost requirements:

  • Design, engineering, and utility service request costs are eligible costs incurred starting March 31, 2020 but are incurred at your own risk prior to the date your funds are reserved (e.g. application may be determined ineligible, or funds may be unavailable at time of application)
  • All other project costs incurred prior to the date your funds are reserved are ineligible
  • Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis

Applicant requirements:

  • Be a site owner or their authorized agent with a Site Verification Form submitted within 5 calendar days of application date
  • Be a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission or a public or government entity based in California or operate as a California-based affiliate

Installation site requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • Located in Mendocino or Sonoma counties
    • Sites with a mail address in the cities/towns of Laytonville, Leggett, Ukiah and Willits are not eligible for DCFC funds.
  • Chargers are publicly available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year
  • Charger(s) must not be located behind a fence or in a gated parking lot closed to the public after hours
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: airport, casino, city/county/privately-owned parking lot or garage, college/university, gas station, grocery store, hospital, hotel, library, public transit hub, restaurant, retail shopping center, sheriff/police station, urban/suburban retail core, or curbside charging
  • All eligible DC fast charger sites are also eligible for Level 2 chargers as part of a combination application

Level 2 Chargers

  • Located in Mendocino or Sonoma counties
  • Premises must be well-lit, secure, and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations
  • Be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), multi-unit dwelling (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), public facility, light-duty fleet use (Public or private parking facilities, but must be shared use parking spaces), or curbside charging

Equipment requirements:

DC Fast Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • Include DCFC dual standard chargers with both CHAdeMO and SAE CCS connector options
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum 5-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 50 kW or greater
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment
  • Must be approved by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory Program (NRTL)

Level 2 Chargers

  • New EV charging equipment
  • Purchased after the application Funds Reserved date
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified
  • Networked: Equipment and network must have remote diagnostics and be capable of “remote start.” Must also be capable of usage data collection. Minimum 2-year networking agreement (eligible towards total project cost)
  • Capable of 6.2 kW or greater per connector
  • If payment is required, must accept some form of credit cards and multiple forms of payment

For the full eligibility requirements, eligible equipment costs, and the application process, , visit calevip.org.

Get help

Need help determining your charging needs and planning your installation? CALeVIP Connects allows you to connect with local partners, fellow manufacturers, installers, electricians, and network providers.

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Technical assistance

For sites in unincorporated regions, the CALeVIP team offers free technical assistance to help scope, plan and install EV charging projects.

Alternatively, you can email evexpert@energycenter.org to request assistance.

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Low-Income, Disadvantaged, and Unincorporated Communities

Additional incentives are available for projects that are installed in low-income, disadvantaged, and unincorporated communities, as shown in the table above.

Low-income communities are identified as the census tracts that are either at or below 80 percent of the statewide median income, or at or below the threshold designated as low-income by the California Department of Housing and Community Development's (“HCD's”) 2016 State Income Limits.

Disadvantaged communities are identified as the top 25% most impacted census tracts in CalEnviroScreen 3.0 or (4.0 if available).

Unincorporated communities are identified as towns and communities that have not incorporated as a city or town. The following are the current incorporated cities and towns in Sonoma and Mendocino County:

  • Sonoma County: City of Cloverdale, City of Cotati, City of Healdsburg, City of Petaluma, City of Rohnert Park, City of Santa Rosa, City of Sebastopol, City of Sonoma, and the Town of Windsor.
  • Mendocino County: City of Fort Bragg, City of Point Arena, City of Ukiah, and City of Willits.

About CALeVIP

Funded by the California Energy Commission and implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy, CALeVIP works with local partners to develop and implement EV charger incentive projects that meet regional needs for Level 2 and DC fast chargers. The statewide project aims to provide a streamlined process for getting chargers installed to fill the significant gaps in charging availability.

Additional funding is being provided by Sonoma Clean Power and the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District.

CALeVIP and its regional incentive projects are made possible through a grant by the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, which supports innovations in transportation and fuel technologies.

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