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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Programs

Partner with National Grid to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at little or no cost. Our programs offer incentives and opportunities to install EV charging stations, save on electricity costs for DC fast-charging stations, and convert fleet vehicles to EVs. Be an environmental leader.

Would you like to learn more about EVs and EV charging? Learn More Here

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Make-Ready Program

Install EV Charging Stations at Little or No Cost.*

National Grid's Make-Ready Program will fund up to 100 percent of the electric infrastructure costs associated with new electric vehicle charging stations. National Grid will also reduce your organization's time investment by providing a dedicated point of contact and streamlined, step-by-step experience installing your electric vehicle charging stations.

Partner with National Grid to build your business by installing electric vehicle charging stations. Your investment can attract and retain employees by providing a valued benefit, grow sales by attracting more customers, keeping them at your business longer, and increase property values by enhancing tenant amenities.

When you add electric vehicle charging stations, you're not just providing customers, employees, and tenants with convenience and connectivity; you're demonstrating your sustainability commitment to the entire community.

So, Take Charge, At Little or No Cost, and become an Environmental Leader. 

We're ready to get to work for you. 

Let’s get started.

Step 1.  Learn about the Program by reading the Program Brochure

Step 2.  Review the Incentive Eligibility Levels and check the Disadvantaged Community Eligibility Map to see if your project qualifies for additional funding

Step 3.  See additional financial resources

Step 4.  Connect with National Grid and we can answer your questions and help you find an Approved Contractor.  Email us at

Step 5.  Connect with an Approved Contractor who will be your partner in installing the right EV solution for you. They can walk you through the details and the application process and complete construction.

Have questions before you get started? Contact us and we can answer your questions and help you find an Approved Contractor.  


*National Grid covers up to 100 percent of electric infrastructure associated with new EV charging stations, for approved projects. 

Build Your Business by Partnering with National Grid.

Approved contractors play a crucial role in the EV Charging Station Make-Ready Program, serving as trusted advisors and technical experts to Customers interested in installing EV chargers.

Are you interested in becoming an Approved Contractor? Apply HERE

Are you already an Approved Contractor? Below are key steps and information you’ll need before submitting a project application for your customers interested in installing EV Chargers.

Step 1.  Double-check that your organization is listed on the Approved Contractor List

Step 2.  Use the Program Brochure to help explain the program to your customers

Step 3.  Utilize the Expedited Review Process to qualify your projects for a more streamlined review

Step 4.  Choose from the Recommended EV Charging Equipment list to take advantage of the expedited review process

Step 5.  Review the Incentive Eligibility Levels and check the Disadvantaged Community Eligibility Map to see if your project qualifies for additional funding

Step 6.  See additional financial resources

Step 7.  For those looking to install DCFC and other large EV charging station load, make sure to check the EV Charging Station Capacity Map

Step 8.  Check off the Application Requirements to help you prepare to apply more quickly and easily

Step 9.  Review Program Terms and Conditions 

Step 10.  When your project is ready, use the link below to apply for the program on behalf of your customer


Questions? CONTACT US

Additional EV programs

  • Partner with us to help you through the process to converting your sedans, delivery vans, school and transit buses, trucks, and other fleet vehicles to electric alternatives. National Grid can help you determine electricity available at your depot and the potential bill impact or savings with our Fleet Assessment Services:
    • Site Feasibility Analysis: Determine power demand, distribution impacts and potential cost-saving synergies
    • Rate Analysis: Understand the electricity costs required to electrify your fleet, potential managed charging solutions and rate options available to reduce your energy bills

  • We can also help fleets of all types install EV charging stations at lower cost:
    • Light-duty fleets: Apply to the EV Charging Station Make-Ready Program following the steps above
    • Medium- and Heavy- duty (MHDV) fleets: National Grid is conducting a pilot program for funding for investments in grid-side infrastructure to enable larger fleet EVs:
      • Focused on disadvantaged communities (DACs): Projects prioritized to support a direct reduction of diesel emissions for those most impacted by pollution
      • Participants must participate in New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP)
      • Covers up to 90% of utility-side make-ready costs

  • To apply for help in planning your conversion, please complete the Fleet Assessment Application.
  • Questions? Email National Grid at

New, publicly accessible* DC fast chargers (DCFC) greater than 50 kW for electric vehicles are eligible for an annual incentive from National Grid. If a station is composed of more than one plug, each plug which can simultaneously dispense power with other plugs is eligible to earn an incentive. The incentive declines over time and is payable annually. Up to 300 plugs will be eligible to earn the incentive in National Grid’s upstate New York Service territory.

Incentive Level

Eligible plugs earn an incentive for every year which they are eligible between 2019 and 2025. To become eligible, a station must complete their application for service, including the payment for any applicable infrastructure upgrades, known as the CIAC (Contribution in-aid of construction). After a full year of operation, each plug-in service is eligible for the full incentive associated with the program year. The actual incentive will be capped at the lower of the actual delivery bill of the station for that year and the applicable incentive level. Plugs rated between greater than 50 kW, but less than 75 kW are eligible for 60% of the incentive of those greater than >75 kW in any year.

Mixed Tier

The minimum criteria for a participating standardized plug is 62.5 kw. A plug capable of charging from 62.5 kW to 74 kW shall receive the 60% incentive. At co-located stations, any plug capable of charging two vehicles simultaneous at 75 kW or greater shall receive the full incentive. At least two standardized plugs between 62.5 kW and 74 kW must be present to establish eligibility for the incentives. The opportunity to seek incentives under the mixed tier option ceases three years from the date of this order (March 19, 2023).

Developer Cap

No single station developer or operator may seek incentives for installation of greater than 50 percent of the plugs per utility service area.

The incentive schedule is given below.

Year Plugs > 75kW Plugs
50kW - 74kW
2019 $7,500 $4,500
2020 $7,500 $4,500
2021 $7,500 $4,500
2022 $6,429 $3,857
2023 $5,357 $3,214
2024 $4,286 $2,572
2025 $3,214 $1,928

Incentive Availability Status

Incentive funds paid $0
Incentive funds remaining $9M
Total number of plugs 300
Number of plugs enrolled 9
# of plugs 50-74kW 0
# of plugs 74kW and higher 9
Number of plugs remaining 291
Updated February 24, 2020

Incentive Rollover

If a station’s delivery bill is less than the total incentive for which it is eligible, it may roll over unused incentive funding into future years with certain limitations. The rolled over incentive quantity may be added to the eligible incentive quantity through 2021. From 2021 to 2022 the roll over will be limited to $5,625. There will be no roll over allowed after 2022.

How to Apply?

To begin the application process, please complete the below form:

National Grid Commercial Account Application

Online Application for DCFC Incentive

Associated Documents

Public Service Commission Order

*For the purposes of this program, publicly accessible locations include those where there is no fee to park. Plugs in pay-to-park lots which offer a refund of the parking fee for EV drivers who charge will be eligible. Publicly accessible stations must include both a CCS plug and a CHAdeMO plug. Stations eligible for the incentive must be usable without requiring membership in a charging network. Networked stations that offer single per-use charging fees will satisfy this criterion. Further, while payment by smartphone is permitted, it cannot be the only method of payment at eligible stations.