Infrastructure Coordination & Demonstration Partnerships

Fostering Collaboration & Innovation

In addition to individual stakeholder actions, a large number of partnerships have been formed to coordinate regional infrastructure efforts and demonstrate specific technology concepts. This is an ever-changing landscape but fosters innovative ideas and allows stakeholders to experiment and learn from other organizations.

  • The EV Project
    • ECOtality provider and coordinator, 16 major cities (nationally)
    • Partners: US DOE, San Diego, San Francisco, Nissan, GM, SDGE
    • Core role: infra equipment & planning, network services, data
  • Smart City San Diego
  • Bay Area Air Quality Management District EV projects
    • Partners: MTC, Clean Cities, multiple EVSPs
    • Core role: Grants, facilitate best practice discussions, outreach workshops, outreach to fleet managers
    • 3,000 home chargers, 2000 public chargers, 50 fast chargers, battery switch taxi project
    • Requiring data collection from public stations for evaluation
  • Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC)
    • Partners: led by city mayors, SVLG, BofA, PGE, EV Alliance, BetterPlace, Coulomb, ABAG, BAAQMD
    • Core role in PEVs:
      • EV Strategic Council – BA stakeholder leader forum
      • $5M project to get EVs in BA municipal fleets
      • EV fleet working group
      • EV Conference (June, Bay Area, SVLG)
  • Ready, Set, Charge! California
    • Partners: EV Communities Alliance, CFCI, ABAG, BACC
    • Core role: EV friendly policy development and EVSE installation streamlining; statewide outreach to 41 communities - infrastructure guidance document for government planners; EV101 workshops
    • Bay Area specific infrastructure coordination under an umbrella project called “BA EV Corridor Project”
  • Sonoma County
    • Recipient of MTC and other infra grants, large # stations, corridor plans on county property, public fleets
    • Coordinating county-wide planning forum and developing guideline tool for local cities and businesses (fleets and chargers)
    • Created a legal coordinating entity - “Regional Climate Protection Authority” to help create common permitting between cities in county
  • City of San Francisco
    • Partners: Coulomb, MTC, Bay Area Climate Collaborative
    • Core role: Network of public chargers, city fleet of PEVs
    • SF Environment
  • SCAQMD EV projects
    • Partners: Private partnerships typically ave $3 for every AQMD $1
    • Core role: Clean Fuels Program, over $16M in 2009, 20% of which for electric and hybrids
    • http://www.aqmd.gov/tao/about.html
  • LA “SoCalEV”
    • Partners: SCAQMD, LADWP, SCE, UCLA (?)
    • Core role: outreach/edu, streamline infra installs, incentives, etc
    • http://www.socalev.org/
  • Clean Cities (U.S. DOE) – Promotes green fleet strategies regionwide
  • CALSTART
    • Partners: SCAQMD, BAAQMD
    • Convening a CA EV infrastructure working group (fall 2010) with intent to help share ideas between northern and southern CA
    • V2G research and demonstration project
    • Fleet managers outreach and heavy-duty vehicle demonstrations
  • Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) – community planning
    • Project Get Ready – www.projectgetready.org; List of actions local leaders can take to make their community a plug-in pioneer
    • On-line calculator for comparing total cost of operation (TCO) between PEVs and ICEs. http://projectgetready.com/js/tco.html
    • PEV Readiness Study with Roland Berger Consultant – assessing the readiness of America’s top 50 metro areas (2010); 14 “leader” cities identified 6 of which are in California
  • Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) – 17 cities globally working to become PEV ready, part of the broader C40 Cities program of the CCI.
    • 4 of the 17 cities are in the US - LA, Portland, Chicago, Houston
    • Focus is business development, finance options, local incentives, etc
  • UC Davis West Village new community development
    • Zero Net Energy home plans, on-site power (solar, biomass), local load management, integrated transit/commute planning
    • Considering dedicated PEV circuits in all buildings
  • V2G demonstration: Mid-Atlantic Grid Interactive Car Consortium