Austin, Texas-based CLEAResult, a provider of energy efficiency and decarbonization solutions, has received a $2-million grant under the California Energy Commission’s Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for multifamily Housing (REACH) program.
The project funded by the grant will deploy at least 100 Level 2 EV charging ports to serve 300 multifamily households. Some 70% of the housing units served will be “affordable housing.”
CLEAResult will perform engineering design and construction for the project, install the chargers, and operate them for the first five years. Surveys will be conducted in each community to gauge EV interest, and the company’s team will host local workshops to answer questions and provide resources to help income-qualified residents make the transition to EVs.
“We engage with the full community from start to finish for multifamily EV projects, including management, tenants and property owners in our conversations,” said James Russell, Director of CLEAResult’s Transportation Electrification practice. “It’s a two-way process. Our team educates the community on the benefits of zero-emission vehicles, and in turn, stakeholders let us know what they need delivered to make this project successful for them.”
“We have extensive experience with multifamily properties,” said CLEAResult CEO Rich McBee. “These are traditionally hard-to-reach communities with some of the highest barriers to entry. When we can step in to support people early on, we can prepare them for a clean energy future that’s affordable and accessible to everyone.”