Electric Vehicle Charger Make-Ready Program

The EV Charger Make-Ready Program offers rebates to business and municipal customers who install EV chargers. The purpose of the rebates is to offset construction costs associated with the electrical infrastructure (make-ready) required to support L2 and DCFC chargers. Qualifying participants may be eligible for up to 100% of their make-ready costs. Please download and read the Participant Guide for more information. To apply, please complete and submit the application form.

For questions concerning the EV Charger Rebate Program please email evprograms@nyseg.com

View our Implementation Plan.

EV Make-Ready Program Approved Contractor List and Application

In order to qualify for available rebates, make-ready work must be performed by a contractor which is approved by the Joint Utilities of New York.

View the Joint Utilities List of Approved Contractors.

To become an approved contractor, please complete and submit the contractor application form located on the Joint Utilities website.

Disadvantaged Communities

Disadvantaged Communities in the EV Make-Ready Program are defined as areas that meet either of the two criteria listed below:

  1. Census block groups that meet the LMI Area Threshold (see below), that are also located within the DEC Potential Environmental Justice Areas
  2. New York State Opportunity Zones

    LMI Area Threshold: Top quartile of census block groups in New York, ranked by the percentage of LMI Households in each census block. For the purposes of the Make-Ready Program, LMI Households are defined as households with annual incomes at or below 50% of the Area Median Income of their Census block group.

The Area Median Income data source is 2011-2015 HUD estimates, found here.

Disadvantaged Communities Location Finder

EV Charger Developers and/or Site Hosts can determine if their prospect EV charging site is located with a Disadvantaged Community by typing the address of the site in the Location Finder Mapping Tool.

Finding the Right Location for DC Fast Charger Development

It’s critical to be informed when developing electric vehicle charging projects.  Understanding what potential sites have for estimated system capacity to sustain charging infrastructure makes investing in projects less costly. That’s why we are providing our electric vehicle load capacity mapping system for developers contractors and customers to be better informed when making site selections.


  • Does NYSEG offer energy efficiency programs?  
  • How can I save on energy around my home?