The Southern California Edison (SCE) Charge Ready Home program provides eligible residents rebates of up to $4,200 to upgrade their home's electrical panel.

Upgrades are often necessary for installing an electric vehicle charger in your home and provide other benefits as well. Learn more about the process and rebate eligibility options below.

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About the Electric Panel Upgrade Process

Start by assessing your home’s existing electrical panel. If you are planning to install a Level 2 (L2) charger for an electric vehicle, consult a licensed electrical contractor to advise on how many amps would be recommended.

Charge Ready Home requires hiring a licensed electrician or contractor. Upgrading an electrical panel is never a do-it-yourself project. A licensed electrician will ensure that all codes and regulations are followed to ensure the job is done correctly and safely.

Before any work begins, your contractor will shut off the power to your home. Typical upgrades can take 6-8 hours depending on what electrical work needs to be done and the condition of your electrical panel and circuitry.

Once the new panel has been installed and approved, your electrician will safely restore power to your home.


Which Rebate do I Qualify for?

You may qualify for one of two rebate levels: income qualified or geographic based.

Income-Qualified Eligibility Options – Up to $4,200

Public Assistance Program

You are enrolled in at least one of the following public assistance programs.

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • CalFresh/SNAP (food stamps)
  • CalWorks (TANF)/tribal TANF
  • Drive Clean in the San Joaquin Replace Program
  • Head Start Income Eligible (tribal only)
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Medi-Cal (income-qualified Medi-Cal only)
  • Medi-Cal for Families Program (Healthy Families A&B)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Income Verification

You live in a low-income household, defined as a household earning less than 80% of the area median income (AMI).

Geographic Eligibility Option – Up to $2,100

Disadvantaged Communities

You live in a designated disadvantaged community (top 25% based on CalEnviroScreen 4.0).

Check Your Eligibility


Find a Local Contractor

Use the toolbar below to help you select a licensed contractor to upgrade your home’s electrical panel through our directory.

Your Local Electrician

Neev Naor
(805) 358-5330
CSLB#: 1047252

Sustainable Home Construction

Joshua Hernandez
(562) 319-9377
CSLB#: 1041527

GRID Alternatives

Kelsey Rich
(510) 731-1310
CSLB#: 867533


Grace Kim
(213) 255-4373
CSLB#: 990972

Advanced Conservation Systems

Gary Pisikyan
(661) 945-4545
CSLB#: 508902

Knn Electric

Kiet Nguyen
(714) 234-4804
CSLB#: 1105505