Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) are becoming an increasingly popular choice for drivers looking for sustainable and affordable transportation. Fuel costs for PEVs are typically 25% to 50% lower than vehicles using gasoline.
Although fuel costs are reduced when switching from a gas-combustion engine car to an electric vehicle, customers’ electrical consumption and their electric bill most likely will increase as a result of using more electricity to charge their electric vehicle at home.
The good news is that most homes usually have lots of opportunities for saving energy, and Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) offers a wide variety of rebates, to help its customers reduce their consumption, and save money on their utility bills. For more information on current energy-saving rebates available, visit PWPweb.com/SaveMoney
ease your transition to the expected increase in electrical consumption at you
home of facility, Pasadena Water and Power offers incentives up to $600.00 or
the equivalent of “free fuel” for your electric vehicle for an entire year!
Up to $200 lighting incentives are available to residential electric customers who notify PWP about the purchase or lease of a new or used Plug-in Electric Vehicle. An additional incentive is available to customers who install a Level 2 (240V) charging station at their home.
Pasadena businesses and multi-unit buildings who pay their electric bill to PWP are eligible for up to $600 incentive for installation of charging stations for the exclusive use of their employees, visitors and tenants.
LED Lighting Incentive
This incentive is for residential customers who notify PWP about the purchase or lease of a Plug-in Electric Vehicle and plan to charge their vehicle on an existing 120V or 240V outlet.
Replacing inefficient lighting is a fast and easy way to save energy at home. One of the most efficient lighting technologies available today is Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lights.
Residential customers who purchase or lease a Plug-in Electric Vehicle and notify PWP about their PEV by submitting the Electric Vehicle Incentive Request Form will receive up to $200* worth of LED lights from PWP's online store: www.PWPweb.com/webshop.
*LED lights Incentives are limited to a maximum of $200.00 per service address. LED lights received through this program must replace existing lights at the address where the vehicle is being charged.
Charging Station Incentive Request Form
Charging Station Incentive is for
customers who install a Level 2 (240V) “wall mounted” or “hardwired” charging
station at home, multi-unit complex, or business. Portable 240V charging
stations may qualify for this incentive.
A charging station allows for fast-charging of a PEV and enables the car to
change during off-peak hours, when electrical demand is lower.
will provide a rebate of up to $400.00* to residential customers
and $600.00* to non-residential customers who purchase and install a qualifying
PEV charging stations. In addition, residential customers are eligible for up
to $200.00 in LED lighting incentives.
Please note the City of Pasadena requires an electrical permit for
the installation of EV charging station or any electrical work.
Pasadena businesses and multi-unit buildings
who pay their electric bill to PWP are eligible for incentives for installing
charging stations for the exclusive use of their employees, visitors, and
To apply for this incentive, please complete the Charging Station Incentive Request Form and submit it to PWP.
The Charging Station rebate will be issued as a credit on the customer’s PWP electric bill.
- Applicant must have an active PWP electric account.
- Plug-in Electric Vehicle must be registered at the Department of
Motor Vehicles (DMV) in California.
- The program participant must be the legal owner of PEV and
permanently resides at the address shown in the PWP electric account.
Additional documents may be required to establish residency requirement if the register
owner/lessor is not listed in the electric account.
- All electrical work must be performed by a qualified and
licensed contractor in accordance with local codes, permitting, and inspection
- PEV must be approved for highway application. (Electric
scooters, electric bicycles, golf carts, neighborhood and low-speed vehicles
are not eligible.)
- Level 2 (240V) EV Charger must be a new unit purchased after
June 1, 2014. Resale units, leased, rented, rebuilt, received from warranty
insurance claims, won as a prize do not qualify.
- Level 2 Charger must be equipped with the SAE J1772 standard
connector plug and UL listed. (Certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.)
- Rebates for vehicles that require a factory installed, higher
capacity charging system than Level 2 may be considered for participating in
the program on a case-by-case basis and will be determined at the sole
discretion of PWP.
- Level 2 Charger must be permanently hardwired to the electrical
- Portable 240V charging stations may qualify.
- A 240V outlet (existing or new installation) is NOT eligible.
- The EV charger is to remain in service at the address specified
on the EV Charging Station Incentive Request Form for a minimum of one (1) year
or until PWP electrical service account is closed. Total or partial rebate
received under this program must be returned to PWP if this provision is not
- If Level 2 Charger is installed in a multi-family complex, the
applicant must provide written permission from the property manager/owner/homeowners
association to install the charger.
- PWP may utilize data generated by the use of the EV Charger to
improve PWP services, conduct studies, and any other purposed in furtherance of
- Program participants may be asked to participate in PWP’s demand
response program during events or conditions where the electric load to the
distribution system needs to be curtailed.
- Residential customers currently enrolled, or have participated
in the past, in PWP’s Experimental Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate are not eligible for
- EV Charging Station rebate will be based upon actual cost of the
charger, minus any other charger incentives or rebates received from other
parties or agencies. The rebate amount shall not exceed the costs of the equipment.
- Incentive is limited to one (1) rebate for the life of the
- Incentive is limited to one (1) incentive for a residential
service and four (4) for commercial service.
- Pasadena Water and Power, at its own discretion, may conduct
on-site inspection to verify information provided in the PEV Charging Station Incentive
How to Apply
Please download, complete, and submit the Charging Station Incentive Request Form. Call PWP’s Answerline at 626-744-6970 if you have questions or need assistance completing the application.
submit the following documents:
- Completed and signed Charging
Station Incentive Request Form
- Copy of CA DMV
Registration or Sales/Lease Contract
- Copy of
Building/Electrical Inspection Sign-off. This document is provided by Building
Inspector after the charging station has been installed and inspected.
- Proof of charging
station purchase such as itemized receipt or sales invoice that includes
purchase date, retailer name, business address, phone number, and itemized
description of EV charging station including manufacturer and product make and
Email documents to: email@example.com or mail completed application package to:
Pasadena Water and Power
Att: PEV Incentives Program
150 S. Los Robles Ave. Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91101
Application and supporting documents must be submitted within 90 days from final completion of the charger installation (Inspection Sign-off Date).
Program funding is limited and program’s terms and conditions are subject to change at any time.