To become a program vendor, you must apply through a quarterly Request for Qualification (RFQ) process and meet the minimum qualifications.
Interested program participants have two ownership options: EV Charge Owner and EV Charge Sponsor. Under the EV Charge Owner model, program participants can select from all vendors approved through the RFQ. Under the EV Charge Sponsor option, program participants can select from a smaller list of vendors selected through an RFP, which is no longer open to bidders.
It depends on the ownership model selected. In the EV Charge Owner option, the program participant installs the EV chargers, usually with the help of their EV charging station vendor. In the EV Charge Sponsor option, PG&E installs the EV chargers.
No, multiple vendors can work together to provide a bundled solution. The bundled solution must meet all requirements. However, a lead vendor must be put down as the primary vendor when responding to the RFQ.
No. Program vendors will be responsible for billing electric vehicles (EVs) who use the EV chargers. They will then compensate (or not) program participants based on their preferences. Program participants will always be the customer of record with PG&E and pay for electricity used, based on a commercial rate tied to a dedicated meter that serves the parking spaces. If a program participant chooses to bill drivers to offset this cost, arrangements must be made between program participants and their charging station vendor.
No. The electric vehicle spaces associated with this program will be separately metered and cannot include solar at this time.