Owning a Charging Station

Charge Point electric vehicle charging station

Choose the type of charging station that is right for you!

Check out our Electric Vehicle Charger Selection Guide (PDF) to see all of the available options for charging station hardware and software. If you would like assistance selecting a charging station type, please call our office at 707-269-1700.

Permitting details for installing a residential charging station

Depending on where you live, the permitting process will be slightly different. If you live in Eureka, Arcata, or part of unincorporated Humboldt County, check out the PDF links below. If live in a different city or have questions about your specific project, please call our office for more information.

Financing options for installing a charging station:

  • PACE Financing is a program that allows property owners to borrow money in order to make energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades to their property, including installing an EV charging station. The loan is then paid back as part of the property tax bill. Follow the above link for more information and to see a list of PACE programs in California.

Interested in installing a public or private charging station at your local business?

Give us a call at 707-269-1700 and we can help you through the process.

The state of California has introduced the Northern California Incentive Project. The project provides financial incentives for the installation of new Level 2 (L2) and dual standard DC fast charging (DCFC) installations in public or private shared-use locations in Humboldt County.  You can read more about in on the CAL eVIP website. 7/2/19 update: funds have been fully subscribed.

Charging Levels

Charging levels refer to the amount of electricity a charging station provides. Currently RCEA manages Level 1 and Level 2 public charging stations. We are working with partners to bring level 3 chargers to our area in the near future.

Level 1

8 to 15 hours to recharge

1kW, 120V , 12-16A

Equivalent to a standard wall outlet and slowest charge level

Level 2

3 to 8 hours to recharge

Typically 6kW, 208-240V

Many public charging stations are level 2, as are RV hook-ups

Typical type of charger to install at home

Level 3

20 to 60 min to recharge

Typically 50kW, occasionally 20kW, 208-600V DC

Also known as DC Fast chargers and are the quickest charging option

Contact Us

633 3rd Street

Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 269-1700


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