EV Fast-Charging Plazas

CEO executive director Will Toor speaking at podium in front of DCFC Plazas charger in front of fall red tree

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) DCFC Plazas (EV Fast-Charging Plazas) program is designed to increase access to high-speed charging across the State of Colorado through large banks of fast chargers. Proposed locations must take into account proximity of existing and planned DCFC locations and the potential for high utilization. The result will be a strategic deployment of high-speed charging infrastructure needed by drivers without regular access to home or workplace charging or in need of quick, convenient charging while travelling throughout Colorado. 

Funding for DCFC Plazas is available Statewide. CEO expects many proposed plazas will be in the Denver Metropolitan Area, though CEO intends to deploy funding Statewide to ensure access to charging and the ability to travel throughout Colorado. Traditional metro area plazas, projects outside the metro area and along corridors will all be given consideration.

This opportunity is distinct from Charge Ahead Colorado as it has expanded requirements associated with planning, design and operation, and technical specifications. Awarded applicants will enter into a contract with CEO for the construction term plus five years of continuous plaza operation.

The next DCFC Plazas application round will be announced and posted here when available. Additional DCFC Plazas rounds will occur in 2022.

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Current Incentives

Location

DCFC Output

#DCFC

Incentive Per Charger

Eligible Funding Percentage Up To

Seven County Denver Metro Area

150kW+

2+

$80,000

50.00%

Front Range Urban

150kW+

2+

$105,000

65.00%

Rural

150kW+

2+

$125,000

80.00%

Locations are defined by the following criteria:

  • Seven County Denver Metro Area: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson County.
  • Front Range Urban Locations: Pueblo, El Paso, Larimer and Weld County.
  • Rural: Includes the remainder of the state beyond the counties listed above.
Application
Previous RFA & Supporting Materials 
Appendix Documents

Questions? Contact ceo_transportation@state.co.us.