EV Fast-Charging Plazas

The Colorado Energy Office's DCFC 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 the 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: October 11th – October 29th, 2021 at 5 PM MT.

The City and County of Denver will also be funding DCFC projects within Denver for the Fall 2021 application round.

*Questions received during the question and response period are posted below.

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 below.

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 Locations: Includes the remainder of the State outside of the aforementioned Counties.

Application

Online Application: Click here!

RFA & Supporting Materials 

DCFC Plaza Grant Program RFA

Questions and Responses

Appendix Documents

  1. CDOT Signage Information
  2. CDOT Sign Program Station Eligibility Certification for DC Fast-Charging Stations
  3. State of Colorado Model Contract and Supplemental Federal Provisions
  4. Denver Model Contract

Questions about the program may be submitted to ceo_transportation@state.co.us.