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Energy Office Launches Plug in SC Incentive Program

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The Energy Office, housed within the South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff, has launched the Plug in SC Incentive Program to support the adoption of standardized electric vehicle (EV) charging station signage and branding.

The Plug in SC Incentive Program enables qualifying participants to obtain standardized EV signage so that charging stations are easily identifiable. Eligible applicants will receive two (2) electric vehicle charging signs for each EV charging station identified in their application. Funding for this project comes from the US Department of Energy through the Clean Cities Program. The SC Department of Corrections will manufacture the signs.


Any entity is eligible to apply for the Plug in SC Incentive Program if the following requirements are met:

  • Participants must be an official stakeholder of the Palmetto Clean Fuels (PCF) coalition. Becoming a PCF stakeholder is easy and only requires signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU is available on the PCF website at
  • Eligible EV charging station sites must be located within South Carolina, have a fixed location, and be publicly accessible. Level 1, Level 2, and DC Fast Charging stations are eligible. EV charging stations also must be entered in the US Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center Station Locator found at

To be considered, an applicant must submit a complete application to the Energy Office. Completed applications for the FY20-21 Plug in SC Incentive Program must be received no later than December 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM EST. Participants are anticipated to be notified before December 31, 2020.