Expand your business by helping residents in the Southern California Edison (SCE) territory prepare their homes for electric vehicle (EV) charging.

SCE’s Charge Ready Home program provides financial incentives up to $4,200 for low-income residents or up to $2,100 for those residing in disadvantaged communities to upgrade their electrical panel to a 200 amp panel and install a dedicated 240-volt circuit to support installation an in-home Level 2 (L2) charger. Learn how you can qualify as a participating contractor and list your company on the program’s Contractors Network.

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Contractor Eligibility Requirements

Become a Charge Ready Home eligible contractor

Grow your business and support an equitable EV transition! To be an eligible contractor, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold an active CSLB C-10 or General B license.
  • Have a general liability insurance policy.
  • Submit pre-enrollment form.
  • Attend an annual online training to confirm understanding of the application process, required documentation and eligibility requirements.
  • Submit a minimum of three prior customer paid invoices in the past 18 months for 200 amp panel upgrades including line item and unit pricing for equipment, labor and wire length runs.

Contractors can enroll in the contractor network at any time during the program.

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Benefits to Contractors

  • Low-income households: Contractors paid directly up to 100% by program.
  • Disadvantaged community households: Contractors paid directly up to 50% by program (after customer pays contractor 50%).
  • No limit to number of households served by each contractor, pending available rebate funds.
  • Opportunity to sell additional contractor services to residents.

How Contractors Participate

Eligible Charge Ready Home program contractors are expected to contribute to the following activities.

  • Bring residents into the Charge Ready Home program by: 
    • Connecting with residents who want to upgrade their home’s electric panel to prepare their homes for an L2 charger installation. Your company’s prior customers and new customers are welcome to participate. 
    • Helping residents get started by assisting them in creating an account and filling out the online application.  
  • Support residents who have independently found the Charge Ready Home program, set up an account and contacted your company through the Contractors Lookup tool on the program website. 
    • The resident will be provided with a dedicated Prequalification ID number so you can complete the process.  
  • Connect participating residents with related clean energy programs such as the SCE Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle (POEV) rebate, Low-Income Weatherization Program (LIWP) or the Self-Generation Incentive Program Heat Pump Water Heater (SGIP HPWH) program. 
  • File for permits as required by the local authority having jurisdiction. 
  • Complete the panel upgrade work. 
  • Upload required documentation for incentive claim after completion of work.  

Contractor Training

Learn all about program requirements, property and contractor eligibility and the application process. Live contractor trainings are offered quarterly. An on-demand version of the training and quiz are available here.

CRH Program Contractor Eligibility

June 27, 2024
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PST

Register for this 1-hour online training to learn more about the Charge Ready Home program. Upon completion, you will be added to Charge Ready Home’s internal database and referred to residents in your area.