The California Energy Commission has accepted 9 projects in state for awards of generally $200,000 each to help prepare California regions for the rollout of Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs).
(Eight projects were initially accepted, and a ninth, which initially was rejected, was resubmitted and subsequently accepted.)
Funds are to help regions develop PEV strategic plans for PEV electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE); establish best practices for “PEV-ready” building and public works guidelines, and help to streamline PEV EVSE permitting, installation, and inspection processes.
Regions are required to establish a PEV Coordinating Council with a lead agency which may receive up to $200,000 per award. Applications are scored as pass or fail and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
The maximum funding available under the solicitation is $2,000,000.