Charging station grants

Grants for electric vehicle charging infrastructure are available to non-residential customers in Oregon, Washington and California.

Funding awards can cover up to 100 percent of the eligible costs to purchase and install charging stations.

Projects are selected quarterly through a competitive evaluation process. 

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Grant application process


Grant Cycle 6: Timeline    
Month 1: Application and solicitation
  Applications open January 15, 2020
Month 2: Applications submitted   Applications due February 15, 2020
Month 3: Selection and notification   Projects notified of grant award in March 2020

California applicants can apply at any time. 


Eligible Expenses Ineligible Expenses
Capital expenses directly associated with the installation of EV chargers, such as hardware and installation costs, make-ready costs and upfront software license costs. Vehicle purchase or lease, project management costs, ongoing operations and maintenance costs, energy costs, ongoing network subscription or other software costs, and site and infrastructure improvements that would occur without the installation of EVSE (e.g., landscaping, information technology network enhancements).



All non-residential Pacific Power customers in Oregon are eligible to apply for program funds with preference given to community-focused organizations, such as 501(c)(3) and city, county and regional governments.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Submit a plan to ensure EVSE reliability and utilization over the life of the equipment;
  • Provide a site feasibility assessment to ensure project feasibility and accuracy of project cost estimates;
  •  Provide interval charging data and information on driver pricing structure, if applicable, to Pacific Power on a regular basis for the life of the project;
  • Install permanent, Pacific Power approved signage to increase awareness and understanding of the benefits and opportunities for transportation electrification, the electric vehicle charging grants, and other available Pacific Power transportation electrification resources;
  • Participate in program evaluation activities, such as surveys and questionnaires; and
  • Transfer any Oregon Clean Fuel Program credits from project to Pacific Power.

Funding criteria

Pacific Power uses an independent, third-party grant manager to evaluate projects based on the criteria below. 75% of funds in each cycle will be made available for projects evaluated based on this criteria.

25% 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.


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