DOE EMPOWER Workplace Charging Project


CSE has assisted a consortium of Clean City Coalitions in the Department of Energy-sponsored EMPOWER project to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) charging at workplaces nationwide, particularly in low-income and underserved communities.

EMPOWER, for Equitable Mobility Powering Opportunities for Workplace Electrification Readiness, was supported by 30 coalition partners who sought to get hundreds of employers to commit to workplace EV charging with a goal for at least 20% of installations in designated opportunity zones that benefit underserved communities and people of color.

CSE provided EMPOWER critical data handling, research, analysis and evaluation capabilities by leveraging its experience managing data for EV charging incentive programs and developing the Caret® EV Infrastructure Planner that optimizes charging planning.

EMPOWER Workplace Charging

Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Accelerated employer interest in workplace charging nationwide by providing tools, resources and information needed to support rapid buildout of EV infrastructure.

CSE's Role

Data handling


EV Charging Infrastructure

Key Partners

Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities Coalition
30+ Clean City Coalitions
ICF International
Smart Electric Power Alliance
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Participating EMPOWER employers

State Policies Supported

Executive Order 14057 (2021)
Employee Commute Options (Clean Air Act)

Impact Statement

Advanced federal government goals to drive innovation in the transportation sector leading to deployment of clean energy technologies critical for addressing climate change.