It is important to contact PG&E or your electric utility company to discuss plans to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This advance notice allows the utility to address any grid infrastructure issues and field questions regarding costs you may incur associated with installation or use (e.g. electricity rates).
Request a site visit with your electric vehicle charging station certified electrician/contractor. Discuss installation obstacles, permits needed and electrical panel capacity, and request a firm quote.
The electrician or contractor(s) will then obtain appropriate permits and schedule work, including: ordering and coordinating shipping dates for materials, scheduling trenching and installation, scheduling paving, post/bollard installation, stripping, parking stall improvements and signage. After the electrician/contractor(s) have complete the installation they will request an inspection with the municipal inspection agency.
If you have any questions or would like a free EV charger consultation, please contact BC3's EV Outreach Coordinator Justin Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650)-773-2975.
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