Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program

Funding for EV Charging

Funding for infrastructure will always remain a determining factor when installing charging stations at state facilities. In addition to the $1 million in funding allocated to DGS in FY 2022 to install EV charging stations at state facilities, there are two other sources identified to assist with costs associated with state installed infrastructure: VW Settlement funds, and MEA Rebates.

Funding Me​​ch​​anism
Description
PSC Pilot Program​​
​In 2019, the Maryland Public Service Commision Order 88997 was issued approving a pilot program across the four investor-owned electric utilities (BGE, Pepco, Delmarva, and Potomac Edison) in Maryland. Maryland’s largest electric cooperative (SMECO) was separately approved to run a public-charging pilot program. 
Note tha​t no upfront state funding is necessary for infrastructure installed by the electric utilities through the Public Service Commission (PSC) Pilot Program, but that the charging stations must be located at a publicly accessible location. The utilities included in the pilot (BGE, PEPCO, Delmarva and Potomac Edison) will own the charging stations, will provide the electricity, and will charge customers for their use. A limited number of these chargers remain. Contact DGS for Right of Entry templates.
DGS Funds​​
​In FY 2022, DGS was allocated $1 Million in its budget to implement EV charging at state facilities. Through a collaborative process with DBM, EV projects were identified to align with the purchase of EVs by state agencies and their anticipated charging needs. There is a limited amount of funding still available. Interested agencies may contact Emily Soontornsaratool for more information: Emily.Soontornsaratool@maryland.gov.
VW Settlement Funds
​Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will accept project proposals until C.O.B. on April 15th, 2022. Applicants may request funds to cover up to 60% of the cost to purchase and install light-duty electric vehicle supply equipment up to a cap of $4,500 per port for networked chargers and $2,500 per port for non-networked chargers. Funding requests are calculated on a per port basis. There is a $600,000 total award cap for each parent company or lead agency. The applicant must allow practical access to, and use of, the EV charging stations by all employees at the location identified in the application, as documented in writing.
MEA Rebates
​MEA is working with Marylanders to expand the state's growing electric vehicle recharging infrastructure through the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebate Program.

Through the program, residents, governments and businesses can acquire a state rebate for purchasing or installing an electric vehicle charging station, known as Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). In order to receive these rebates, eligible participants must apply to the MEA, which will issue rebates on a first-c​ome, first-served basis. 

Must submit expenses within 6 months, must publicly list stations in online directories, reimburses 40% up to $4,000.

Charging Infrastructure on Statewide Contract
We have statewide contracts with Lilypad and Greenlots that are available for agencies to use through July 2022. We have also recently adopted a contract with SemaConnect that expires in July 2025.  All three contracts are Intergovernmental Cooperative Purchasing Agreements (ICPAs) through Sourcewell. We are working on new procurement mechanisms.

Vendor​
BPO #
​Lilypad EV LLC
001B9400046
​ZECO SYSTEMS, INC. D/B/A GREENLOTS​
​001B9400047
​SemaConnect
​ ​001B2​600353

The Green Purchasing Committee has issued a comprehensive technical and environmentally preferable specification​ for electric vehicle charging stations.

If your agency is interested in installing charging infrastructure, please contact: Emily.Soontornsaratool@maryland.gov​

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