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O&R Offers Incentives to Energize Hundreds of New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Make it Easier to Own/Drive a Plug-in Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

Orange & Rockland (O&R) wants to help as many of its customers as possible enjoy the sleek, silent, cool, emissions-free automotive future embraced by the current crop of electric vehicles (EVs). 

That’s why today O&R kicked off its new campaign designed to develop hundreds of new public and customer-owned EV charging stations throughout its New York service area.

O&R’s PowerReady Program (PRP) is providing incentives that can cover up to 100% of the EV charging stations’ installation costs (depending on eligibility criteria) for Level 2 or direct current fast charging stations at commercial facilities, multifamily buildings, or parking areas.

Chargers, which meet minimum program requirements, are eligible to recover up to 50% of the cost. Chargers, which are publicly accessible and have non-proprietary plugs, may receive up to 90% of the cost, and if located in a low- or moderate-income community are eligible for up to 100% of the cost.

The benefits of owning an EV are many:

  • Reduced fuel costs
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Reduced vehicle emissions
  • Incentives and tax credits

O&R’s PRP goal is to develop infrastructure to enable EV drivers to readily find chargers, and make it easier for New Yorkers to own or drive plug-in hybrids or EVs.

What PowerReady pays for:

  • Utility Infrastructure: Electric distribution network transformers, meters, conductor.
  • Customer Infrastructure: Panel, conductor, boring, trenching, conduit

After the set up:

  • The customer is responsible for charger costs, annual maintenance fees and the ongoing cost of electricity to power the charger.

How It Works

Step 1: Information and Application

Review incentive information and determine your readiness to participate. Submit an application and receive an eligibility determination from O&R.

Step 2: Site Design and Construction

Work with equipment vendors, site host, and O&R to design, install, and operate a qualifying charging station.

Step 3: Site Inspection

Coordinate a time for O&R to inspect the site and verify chargers are operational. Once inspection is passed, O&R mails an incentive check.

Step 4: Station Operation

You must continuously operate the charging station(s) through the end of the program period and report operational data to O&R or a third-party vendor. For direct current fast charging stations, O&R provides payments to the customer according to an annual payment schedule.

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About O&R

Orange and Rockland Utilities (O&R) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) (NYSE: ED), one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. O&R is a regulated electric and gas utility that serves approximately 244,000 electric customers and 131,460 natural gas customers in New York.

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