Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Station

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Update September 2022: Due to the popularity of this program, we are close to fully subscribed and are requesting additional rebate funding for 2022. You are welcome to submit your application for review in the meantime but please be aware that it may be declined if further funding is not available. We will provide another update when a decision on the funding request is made (likely mid-October or so).

Rebate update:

The RDN's Home EV charging rebate is back for 2022, offering a $150 top-up to RDN Electoral Area residents who install an eligible Level 2 home electric vehicle charging unit at their place of residence. 

Charging station installations must meet the requirements of the BC Hydro Power Smart Program.


How to apply for the rebate

1.  Confirm that you live in an RDN Electoral Area (not a municipality).  

2.  Check to make sure that your proposed installation meets the BC Hydro Power Smart Program requirements.

3. When your eligible installation is complete, gather the following information

  • digital scan/copy of the receipt for purchase and installation of the eligible EV charging station, showing paid in full, along with make/model of unit
  • digital scan/copy of the electrical permit for the installation, clearly showing company name

4. Submit the documents above in an email with your address of residence and your mailing address to:

sustainability [at]

You may also submit all documentation by hard copy or in person if preferred:

Energy and Sustainability
6300 Hammond Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC
V9T 6N2

5. Please Allow 4-6 weeks for rebate processing and cheque delivery.

Useful Links

Additional incentives for both the purchase of electric vehicles and the installation of electric vehicle charging stations are frequently available through Plug In BC.


A location map of public EV Charging Stations can be found HERE

Information on other rebates available through the BC Hydro Program:


For more information on this RDN rebate, please contact:

sustainability [at]