RCEA’s Rebate for Home Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority launched Humboldt’s first-ever public rebate for residential electric vehicle charging stations on 9/20/21. The rebate is funded by RCEA’s Community Choice Energy program and aims to reduce the costs associated with purchasing a Level 2 home charging station. We hope that this program will also encourage RCEA customers to consider purchasing an electric vehicle and take advantage of RCEA’s companion Electric Vehicle Rebate to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Humboldt County. The transportation sector accounts for 54% of GHG emissions locally, and personal on-road vehicles are responsible for over 48% of the transportation total (2015 data).
The rebate amount is up to $500 per customer for charging stations listed on our Approved Products List, not to exceed 50% of the total charging station hardware costs. This rebate is retroactive for up to 3 months—if you installed an approved product within the last 3 months you can apply to receive the rebate.
$24,000 in funding is initially available for the program and applications will continue to be accepted until funding runs out. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please review the Rebate FAQ listed below, and if you have further questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 269-1700.
Who is eligible for the rebate?
Anyone who is a residential RCEA customer and has purchased and installed EV charging equipment listed on our Approved Products List is eligible to apply for this rebate. Here is our current list of EV charging equipment eligible for the rebate: Approved Product List.
Can I qualify for the RCEA rebate if I purchased a charger not listed on the Approved Products List?
No, the RCEA rebate is only available for chargers listed on the Approved Product List. Here is our current list of EV charging equipment eligible for the rebate: Approved Product List.
Do used chargers qualify for the rebate?
No, the charging equipment must be purchased new from the manufacturer. “Dumb” chargers, or chargers that cannot be connected to wifi, also do not qualify.
Can chargers be added to the Approved Products List if I think they meet RCEA’s requirements?
If you would like to request that a certain brand of charger be added to the Approved Products List, you can email the information to email@example.com and it will be considered. If it is approved, it will be added to the list and it will be eligible for the rebate. Here is our current list of EV charging equipment eligible for the rebate: Approved Product List.
Are rebates per customer ID or service ID? Can multiple people at once address apply for rebates?
Rebates are limited to one per residential service address. For multifamily residences with a shared electric account, one rebate per unit number is allowed.
Can you apply more than once?
Only one rebate is allowed per residential service address. You cannot apply more than once for the same service address.
Why can’t I submit my application online or email it in?
Your application will contain sensitive personal information that cannot be guaranteed secure if submitted via email. You can drop off in the mailbox by our front door, send via USPS mail, or by send via fax.
How long until I receive the rebate?
Once your application has been approved, you should receive your rebate check within 30 days.
Is there a way to check my rebate status?
You will be notified by RCEA when your application has been reviewed and either approved or denied. If you have any further questions about your rebate status, you can email our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will you have another rebate if you run out of money?
These rebates are funded by RCEA’s Community Choice Energy program. Based on community interest and the availability of funds, RCEA may run another round of the program next year.
Is there a waitlist?
If RCEA implements a waitlist for this program, information about it will be posted on our website. For more information, you can contact program staff at email@example.com.