PSEG Long Island - Make Ready Incentive Program
PSEG Long Island - Make Ready Incentive Program

PSEG Long Island – Make Ready Incentive Program

PSEG Long Island EV Make Ready Program

Investing in the electrical infrastructure to help Long Islanders drive green

Note: Applications are being accepted under Phase 2 guidelines. The program will continue to use the rebate model for L2 sites, and will use the lease-to-buy model for DCFC sites. See the implementation plan for further details.


PSEG Long Island’s Electric Vehicle Make Ready Program aims to enable EV adoption and provide access to charging stations by investing in infrastructure across the island. This program helps EV chargers become more economically viable for private investment over the long term. In addition, the EV Make-Ready Program will incentivize greater deployment of EV supply equipment (EVSE) and target deployment based on the geographical absence of public charging in areas with greater need and lower costs.  


The PSEG Long Island Electric Vehicle Make Ready program directly supports New York State goals to achieve a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2030, and to deploy 850,000 ZEVs by 2025. Long Island’s share of the State goal is 178,500 EVs, based on the ratio of vehicles registered on Long Island to those in the state, which is approximately 21%. In July 2020, the New York DPS released the Make-Ready Program Order that established statewide goals for a utility-supported EVSE make-ready program (Make-Ready Order). The premise of the Make-Ready Order is that major electric utilities should provide financial contributions for make-ready infrastructure to accelerate EVSE deployment, in turn enabling more rapid adoption of EVs.


This initial investment builds the foundation with funding to support EVSE infrastructure with Make-ready incentives that may cover up to 100% of eligible make-ready costs, including:

  • Utility-owned equipment: step-down transformers, overhead service lines, utility meters, and other traditional distribution infrastructure.
  • Customer-owned equipment includes conductors, trenching, panels for stations, and other customer-side equipment.

    * Eligible equipment excludes the charging stations and ports themselves. Additional exclusions apply, please review our application for equipment eligible for incentives under this program. Available incentives will first apply to utility-side make-ready costs, and then any remaining incentive will be provided as a rebate for customer-side make-ready costs.


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