On January 1, 2019, Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) will begin offering customers an opportunity to charge
their all-electric vehicles (EV) using a separate meter provided by the Utility in Single Family Dwelling Units
concurrently served under Schedule D Domestic Service.
Step 1: Application and Eligibility for Service
Customers must complete an application and attach the following:
Proof of ownership of all-electric vehicle(s). Choose one of the following acceptable documents:
Insurance Card with Vehicle Make and Model
Proof of ownership of Level 2 (240v) car charger. Choose one of the following acceptable documents:
Paid in Full Receipt
Proof of Installation
Copy of latest RPU utility bill to verify that service location is not currently on a NEM (Solar) or D-TOU rate.
After completion of the EV Rate Application, an RPU Meter Technician will be dispatched to perform a
visual inspection of your electric service panel. The following conditions must be met to move forward with the Electric Vehicle Charger Meter Adapter:
Panel must have modern circuit breakers em-dash no push-matic style breakers or fuses
Panel must have all original covers including dead front cover on circuit breakers section
Panel must have main breaker
All breakers must operate properly em-dash will reset if turned off or “exercised”
Panel must be original without any modifications
All busing and conductors shall be free of arc marks and burned areas
Meter jaws must be in good repair and pass a jaw tension test
Panel cover shall have a meter ring and must accept a meter lock ring
Panel must be located where an 8” deep meter and adapter combination will not be an obstruction or hazard
Panel must be 200 Amp maximum
Upon successful completion of the electric service panel visual inspection, you will be provided with
a completion certificate to take with you to the One Stop Shop to obtain your permit.
Step 3: Get a Permit and Pay Fees
After successful completion of the electric panel visual inspection, a customer will need to prepare their home for installation of the Generation Meter Adapter.