EV Chargers for Organizations

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The City of Palo Alto and its neighbors have the highest EV adoption rates in the country, with numbers expected to continue climbing rapidly. With potential incentives from the City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) and regional and state programs, now is the time to consider installing EV charging infrastructure. Installing EV chargers not only helps drivers, but also provides many benefits for the facilities that host them. 

Benefits

EV chargers attract customers and enhance visitor experience, as well as encourage loyalty to your property. EV drivers often seek out locations specifically for their EV charging capabilities and they tend to incorporate these locations into their daily routines. Your support of electric mobility can inspire loyalty in customers, tenants, employees and visitors eager to charge up at your facility.

Schools

Offering EV charging at a school facility can provide many benefits for property owners, including:

Non-Profit

Offering EV charging at your non-profit, cultural, or religious organizational facility can provide many benefits for property owners, including:

  • Provide low cost benefit to employees and added perk to visitors
  • Improve employee loyalty
  • Encourage longer visits
  • Support growth of electric transportation. According to the DOE, employees with access to workplace charging are six times more likely to drive a plug-in vehicle than the average worker.
  • Support carbon neutral transportation.
  • Enhance your organizations brand and sustainable reputation
  • Learn more about EV charging at non-profits

Multifamily

Offering EV charging at a multifamily facility can provide many benefits for property owners, including:

  • Improve tenant experience and loyalty
  • Attract new tenants
  • Generate revenue through charging fees and advertising
  • Support carbon neutral transportation.
  • Enhance your facility's brand and sustainable reputation
  • Learn more about EV charging at multifamily facilities

Mixed Use

Offering EV charging at a mixed-use facility can provide many benefits for property owners, including:

  • Provide your tenants with a new way to learn about sustainable transportation
  • Offer an added perk to employees, residents and visitors
  • Support carbon neutral transportation.
  • Enhance your brand and sustainable reputation

Programs

CPAU hopes to support customers wanting to make the switch to clean transportation and building out EV charging infrastructure as demand increases. The goal of our programs is to assist our hardest to reach customers prepare for the future as well as have programs that will support as many customer segments as possible as drivers transition to zero-emission vehicles.  Note that rebate funding is subject to availability and programs may change without prior notice.  

EV Charger Rebate Program for Non-Profit and Multi-Family Facilities

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) is offering Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger rebates for schools, non-profits, and multifamily properties. Qualifying organizations in the CPAU service area can receive up to $80,000 for installing shared use EV chargers.   If you know a school, non-profit or multifamily property in Palo Alto that would benefit from our EV Charger Rebate or Technical Assistance Program, Let us know via email or call us at (650) 729-2064.

Questions? 

Check our EV and EV Charger FAQs web page for more information or contact the following City offices: 
For general EV program related questions, contact Utilities Program Services at (650) 329-2241. 
For permit related questions, contact Development Services at (650) 329-3496. 
For utility service upgrade questions, contact Utilities Electrical Engineering at (650) 566-4500. 

EV Charging Technical Assistance Program

Installing EV chargers is now easier than ever with the EV Charging Technical Assistance Program. This program provides personalized technical assistance, free of charge, to support owners and managers of schools, non-profits, multifamily properties and small to medium businesses, navigate the process of installing EV charging infrastructure.

Contact Us

Email: EVadvisor@cityofpaloalto.org

Enroll Online

If you know a school, non-profit or multifamily property in Palo Alto that would benefit from our EV Charger Rebate or Technical Assistance Program, email us or call (650) 729-2064.

Transformer Upgrade Rebate Program

Installing EV charging infrastructure may require upgrading electric service capacity. To help cover the cost of Utility Service Capacity Fees directly related to EV charger installations, CPAU is offering a Transformer Upgrade Rebate. If you apply for an EV charger permit and receive notice that the project will trigger electric service capacity fees that are over and above the electric service connection fees, you may apply for a rebate of up to $10,000 for single-family homes and up to $100,000 for schools, non-profit organizations, public entities, and multifamily/mixed-use properties. The rebate will be issued as a discount on the Utility Service Capacity Fees invoice. Rebates are subject to funding availability. For more details, email utilityprograms@cityofpaloalto.org or call 650-329-2241.

 

DCFC Pilot Rate

In the event the average electrical service rate at a Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC) location exceeds 20 cents/kWh during a calendar year, a rebate will be provided to make the effective electricity rate paid by the DCFC customer account to be at 20 cents/kWh. To be eligible for this annual rebate the DCFC account needs to be separately metered. This incentive will be available for CY2021 and 2022 and will be re-evaluated at the end of CY 2022. For more details, email utilityprograms@cityofpaloalto.org or call 650-329-2241. 

 

CALeVIP Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project

he California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) is a state-funded electric vehicle infrastructure project which implements incentive programs across California. The City of Palo Alto Utilities has partnered with CALeVIP’s Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project to provide $2 million in rebates for electric vehicle (EV) charger purchase and installation costs for commercial customers. With this EV charging opportunity you can: 

  • Boost property value
  • Attract more customers
  • Increase consumer dwell time by up to 50%
  • Provide a green amenity to employees, tenants and clients
  • Meet sustainability goals

Many businesses can qualify

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

  • Businesses and commercial properties
  • Multifamily properties
  • Nonprofits
  • Government-owned properties
  • Higher education and K-12 school districts

 

To learn more about the Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project and apply, visit CALeVIP.org  

Questions?

Check CPAU's EV and EV Charger FAQs web page for more information or contact us:

For general EV or EV charger questions, contact Utilities Program Services at (650) 329-2241.

For permit related questions, contact Development Services at (650) 329-3496.

For utility service upgrade questions, contact Utilities Electrical Engineering at (650) 566-4500.

If you know a school, non-profit or multifamily property in Palo Alto that would benefit from our EV Charger Rebate or Technical Assistance Program, call (650) 729-2064