Electric Vehicle Charging Station Grants – Funding Criteria

If you believe your project is a good candidate for funding, please submit an application, along with all required supplemental documentation during the application period.

Pacific Power will use an independent, third-party grant manager to review and score projects based on the criteria outlined below.

Seventy-five percent of funds in each cycle will be made available for projects evaluated based on this criteria.



Project feasibility/utilization
  • Readiness of the project team and reasonableness of the project plan and timeline.
  • Feasibility study results, including compliance with national, state and local safety and accessibility requirements.
  • Expectation that the EVSE will be sufficiently used, based on an assessment of applicant-provided utilization projections (e.g. community needs assessment data, electric vehicle ownership data, survey data).
  • Project life (as reported by the applicant) and robustness of the ongoing operations and maintenance plan.
  • Plan to address interoperability with driver technologies and Pacific Power’s system (e.g. capabilities to interact with smart meters).
  • Expected driver payment pricing model, if applicable.
Use of funds
  • Customer and company financial commitment and leveraging of funds from other sources.
  • Alignment of project costs with industry standards.
  • Reasonableness of the proposed budget (i.e., risk of exceeding budget).
  • How project is designed to avoid risk of stranded investments.
  • Applicant and project need for funding support.
  • Incorporation of emerging technologies, such as renewable generation, energy storage or direct load control.
  • Creative project design, partnerships and utilization of resources, particularly in serving underserved populations.
Data availability
  • Type(s) of data available through the project.
  • Plan to collect and analyze data.
  • Mechanism(s) to share data with Pacific Power.
  • Ability to incorporate potential future electric grid services (e.g., demand response, vehicle-to-grid integration).
Educational benefits
  • Physical and community visibility.
  • Education plan and awareness building opportunities.
  • Exposure in communities currently underserved by EVSE, such as multifamily, low-income and remote areas of the state.
Environmental benefits
  • Proximity to areas with known air quality issues.
  • Alignment with the applicant’s broader environmental mission or goals.
Community benefits
  • Benefits provided to underserved populations.
  • Impact of the applicant on the community.
  • Use of local labor and/or materials.
  • Accessibility to the public.

Twenty-five percent of funds in each cycle will be earmarked for projects focused on workplace charging and fleet vehicle electrification. The evaluation criteria for these projects will be the same as above, with the following exceptions:

  • Educational benefits will not be considered in application evaluation.
  • Environmental benefits will not be considered in application evaluation.
  • Community benefits will not be considered in application evaluation.