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NV Energy Unveils New Charging Station Incentive Programs

06 Sep

On September 14, 2018, the NV Energy electric utility website unveiled several new programs that offered incentives to promote the installation of electric vehicle charging station infrastructure throughout the state of Nevada:

https://www.nvenergy.com/cleanenergy/electric-vehicles

Commercial businesses and developers can apply for financial rebates on both DC Fast Charge electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and SAE J1772 AC Level 2 charging stations, through programs that target workplace charging, multi-family home dwelling buildings such as apartments and condominiums, commercial fleets, and the Nevada Electric Highway project.

An 11-page Program Handbook for the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentives is available from NV Energy in PDF format at this link:

https://www.nvenergy.com/publish/content/dam/nvenergy/brochures_arch/cleanenergy/handbooks/2018-2019-electric-vehicle-charging-station-incentives-programs-handbook.pdf

According to this handbook,

“An application must include:

1. A recent copy of the Host Customer’s NV Energy utility bill.
2. For applications where the Host Customer has authorized a Designated Applicant, a fully executed Designated Applicant Authorization Form (provided in the online application).
3. Manufacturer’s specifications for the proposed charging equipment.
4. One-line or other applicable electrical design diagrams.”

Application Fee:

“A $35 non-refundable fee is required for all Applicants. The fee must be received by NV Energy before the applicatoin will be reviewed and approved. In the application, customers should communicate with installation partners before submitting payment. If NV Energy receives duplicate fee payments for the same application, the first payment is posted and subsequent payments are returned. If the fee is not received within 30 days of submission of the application, the application will be canceled.

Application fees may be paid online using SpeedPay (must be an NVE Energy account holder to use), or application fees may be mailed to: Nevada Clean Energy Programs, MS S2A35, PO Box 20000, Reno, NV 89520.

Your application number, provided once you submit an application, must be referenced on the payment method of your choice.

If a complete incentive claim for the Completed system is not submitted prior to the expiration date on the Reservation Notic, the application fee is forfeited.”

Application Procedure:

To apply for all of these EVSE charging station installation incentive programs, an NV Energy commercial customer will need to submit an online application through the PowerClerk portal.

A YouTube video tutorial that shows how to set up an initial PowerClerk account and navigate the menus for the rebate incentive application is available at this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkKafh_SR-E

Electric Vehicle Workplace Charging:

https://www.nvenergy.com/cleanenergy/electric-vehicles/workplace-charging

“NV Energy provides an installation incentive for two types of chargers: Level 2 Charger and Direct Current (DC) Charger.

Workplace Charging Incentive Levels:

Level 2 Charger: Lesser of $3,000 per charging port or 75% of project costs

DC Fast Charger: $15,000

Charging stations must be available for employees and cannot be located in parking areas that are not available to workers.
Customers may apply for the incentive via our online portal beginning September 14th prior to beginning construction, and receive a reservation of incentive funding for a one-year period. Upon completion and prior to the expiration of the reservation, please submit an incentive claim form through the same link listed above. Following the review of the claim and approval of the project, a one-time incentive payment will be issued to the customer or the payee designated by the customer.”

Multi-Family Home Dwelling Structures:

https://www.nvenergy.com/cleanenergy/electric-vehicles/multi-family-charging

“NV Energy provides an installation incentive for two types of chargers: Level 2 Charger and Direct Current (DC) Charger.

Multi-Family Charging Incentive Levels:

Level 2 Charger: Lesser of $3,000 per charging port or 75% of project costs

DC Fast Charger: $15,000

Installations must include at least three Level 2 chargers or one DC fast charger to be eligible. The incentive is capped at ten Level 2 chargers and five DC fast chargers per customer premise.

Customers may apply for the incentive via our online portal beginning September 14th prior to beginning construction, and receive a reservation of incentive funding for a one-year period. Upon completion and prior to the expiration of the reservation, please submit an incentive claim form through the same link listed above. Following the review of the claim and approval of the project, a one- time incentive payment will be issued to the customer or the payee designated by the customer.”

Commercial Fleet Charging Stations:

https://www.nvenergy.com/cleanenergy/electric-vehicles/fleet

“NV Energy provides an installation incentive for two types of chargers: Level 2 Charger and Direct Current (DC) Charger.

Fleet Electrification Incentive Levels:

Level 2 Charger: General Fleet & 486A Fleet | Lesser of $3,000 per charging port or 75% of project costs

DC Fast Charger: General Fleet & 486A Fleet | $15,000

Installations must include at least two Level 2 chargers or one DC fast charger to be eligible. The incentive is capped at ten Level 2 chargers and five DC fast chargers per customer premise.

Customers may apply for the incentive via our online portal beginning September 14th prior to beginning construction, and receive a reservation of incentive funding for a one-year period. Upon completion and prior to the expiration of the reservation, please submit an incentive claim form through the same link listed above. Following the review of the claim and approval of the project, a one- time incentive payment will be issued to the customer or the payee designated by the customer.”

Nevada Electric Highway:

https://www.nvenergy.com/cleanenergy/electric-vehicles/evhighway

“Electric vehicle (EV) owners can soon travel from Reno to Las Vegas, across the Loneliest Road in America and through other parts of our great state thanks to the Nevada Electric Highway. In 2015, we teamed up with the Governor’s Office of Energy to help build the state’s EV infrastructure by adding charging stations along Nevada’s highways and interstates.”

Nevada Electric Highway

The Nevada Governors Office of Energy and NV Energy utility have created a unique website that showcases development plans for EV charging station infrastructure along major Nevada Highways:

https://nevadaelectrichighway.com/

Phase I: U.S. 95 between Reno and Las Vegas

“The nearly complete first phase of the Nevada Electric Highway will offer a total of five charging stations on U.S. 95 between Reno and Las Vegas. Stations in Beatty, Fallon and Hawthorne are currently operational, and the final two stations in Indian Springs and Tonopah are scheduled to come online later this year.

Phase II: Interstate 15, Interstate 80, U.S. Highway 93 and U.S. Highway 50

A total of 39 charging stations are planned along Nevada’s remaining major highways as part of Phase II, which began in 2017. Currently there is one operational station along U.S. 93 in Panaca, located in Lincoln County near the Utah border.

Business Incentives:
The Nevada Electric Highway is required to have direct current (DC) fast charging sites less than 50 miles apart and within five miles of the corridor. The highways and number of stations required for each include:

I-15: one to two sites
I-80: three to five sites
U.S. 95: four to five sites
U.S. 50: four sites

Earn incentives for the installation of publically available charging stations. NV Energy will pay up to $150,000 for charging sites with existing three-phase power, and up to $300,000 for sites without existing three-phase power – not to exceed 75 percent of the total cost of Nevada Electric Highway installation. Eligible locations must have a minimum of two DC fast chargers.

Questions?
If you have questions about the Nevada Electric Highway, please email us at NevadaElectricHighway@nvenergy.com.”

Resources:

1. Governor’s Office of Energy:

http://energy.nv.gov/Programs/Nevada_Electric_Highway/

2. Nevada Electric Highway Fact Sheet (PDF):

http://energy.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/energynvgov/content/Programs/Nevada%20Electric%20Highway%20Fact%20Sheet(2).pdf

3. Nevada Electric Highway Map (PDF):

http://energy.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/energynvgov/content/Programs/NEH%20Map%20sm.pdf

4. Plugshare Charging Map:

https://www.plugshare.com/

NEVA blog posted by Stan Hanel, Outreach Coordinator

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