Rebates for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Now Available
ATLANTA – The Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) today announced the launch of an incentive program designed to increase the number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Georgia.
Andrea Schroer, state energy program manager for GEFA, will also provide more information on Charge Georgia today at the Georgia Environmental Conference during the session, “Overcoming Barriers to Alternative Fuel Vehicle Deployment,” 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Charge Georgia program will provide colleges, universities and technical colleges; state agencies and authorities; and cities and counties with a rebate to install alternating current (AC) Level II and direct current quick charging (DCQC) EV charging stations at its campuses and facilities. The maximum rebate amount per organization is $40,000, with colleges and universities with multiple campuses allowed a maximum rebate of $40,000 per campus.
The application period for the program opens online at www.gefa.org on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Available funding for the program totals $281,000. Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. GEFA will accept wait list applications. Should more funds become available, GEFA will process the wait-list applications in the order they were approved.
“Through the Charge Georgia program, we hope to install 25 to 30 electric vehicle charging stations,” said GEFA Executive Director Kevin Clark. “We also want to help reduce range anxiety for EV owners with the addition of more charging stations throughout the state.”
The rebate will reimburse 50 percent of actual or proposed costs, whichever is lower, to support installing Level II and DCQC charging equipment, including planning, design, permitting, equipment, delivery, installation, inspection, and signage. Expenses related to connecting Level II and DCQC charging stations to the power meter are eligible.
Donated charging stations will receive 75 percent of the design, permitting, installation, inspection and signage costs, not to exceed the value of the donated equipment.
Ineligible costs include the prepayment of services, network operations, and operation and maintenance costs. Solar photovoltaic systems (PV) are not eligible.
The applicant must also agree to provide semi-annual data from the charging stations to GEFA for a period of three years.