California Energy Commission awards $341,000 for EV chargers

Governor Brown issued an executive order in March that directs state government to support the rapid commercialization of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the state.

 

The Golden State continues to lead the way on vehicle electrification. Governor Brown issued an executive order in March that directs state government to support the rapid commercialization of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) in the state, with a target of 1.5 million ZEVs on California roads by 2025. This week, the California Energy Commission approved funding of $341,045 to help improve the state’s EV charging infrastructure.

The infrastructure awards are made through the Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, which is funded through a surcharge on vehicle and boating registration and smog check fees. Payments will be made on a reimbursement basis, and require matching funds from recipients.
 
This round of funding will go to four awardees:
  • The California Department of Housing and Community Development will receive $200,000 to study the costs and code requirements for installing charging infrastructure in residences, including single-family homes, condos and apartments. The information gained will be used to establish residential code requirements throughout the state.
     
  • Alternative Energy Systems Consulting will receive $69,446 to install five RWE Level 2 eStation Smart Systems on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.
     
  • California’s Office of Fleet and Asset Management will receive $41,475 to upgrade its existing electrical system and install nine Level 2 electric charging stations at the State Garage in Sacramento.
     
  • OurEvolution Energy and Engineering will receive $30,124 to build and operate two workplace Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in Humboldt County, one at the Arcata City Hall, and the other at GHD Engineering in Eureka.
 
 
Source: energy.ca.gov