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Jessica Lovay, Community Development & Grants

Is your community or business ready to take the leap into providing Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations? Did you know there are funding opportunities out there to help with costs? Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) has been diving into the different rebate programs and funding opportunities for the emerging topic of EV Charging Stations.

Recently The Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) announced a grant opportunity for electric vehicle charging stations. Their program will partner with electric utilities (Consumers Energy & DTE Energy in the NLEA service area) and the applicant to contribute one-third of the cost (equipment only) to approved applicants enrolled in a utility EV Charger program. To learn more about EGLE’s program click here.

As previously mentioned, both Consumers Energy and DTE Energy are immensely involved in providing rebates to their customers both residential and commercial for electric vehicle charging stations. It is important to contact your electric provider to learn about their particular rebate program prior to buying a unit, each has specific qualifications. To learn more about what rebates Consumers Energy offers click here.

For more information from DTE Energy rebate program click here.

Best place to start? Contact your electric utility provider or NLEA at 231-582-6482.

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