So Cal Utility Launches Charge Ready Program for EV Charging Stations

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In brief:Southern California Edison is launching its Charge Ready program, adding up to 1,500 electric vehicle charging stations in the utility's service area as a pilot towards more charging stations to come.

The word

The $22 million pilot program aims to get more EV charging stations installed in locations throughout the SCE service area. Bringing together businesses, property owners, and other organizations, the pilot program aims to get up to 1,500 stations installed and online inside its 50,000 square mile service area.

Once the pilot is complete, SCE plans to launch a full program that would see 30,000 charging stations installed over the coming years.

Under the program, participants (aka "site hosts") own and operate the charging stations, but those stations will be installed at no cost by SCE and maintenance of the supporting electrical infrastructure will be SCE's responsibility. Rebates for other installation costs can also be had.

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When the pilot program is complete, SCE will approach the California Public Utilities Commission to expand the program to up to 30,000 units. Not dates have been given for these plans.

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