SVCE ‘Innovation Onramp’ Pilots Selected to Accelerate EV Charging Deployment

Spring 2020 applications to focus on resilience and COVID recovery

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) selected three program proposals to fund from the second round of Innovation Onramp, SVCE’s grant program that seeks to address key technical, market and policy barriers to achieving deep decarbonization. This round of funding targets innovative mobility pilots to support transportation decarbonization across our communities.

Thirty-one proposals were submitted, including seven that offered creative solutions to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) charger deployment in multi-unit developments (MUD), a historically under-served customer segment. Three proposals were selected for funding.

Two of the selected pilots explore innovative solutions for expanding access to EV charging in MUD properties. Ecology Action plans to accelerate EV adoption in low- and moderate-income multifamily properties through low power charging. EVmatch aims to unlock access to EV charging in MUD properties through a reservation-based software platform for shared charging.

The third pilot with ev.energy will use real-time price and greenhouse gas emissions on the grid to optimize EV charging for both cost savings and reduced carbon emissions. This will allow EV drivers to charge their cars at times when the electric grid has more renewable and carbon-free electricity, and lower overall greenhouse gas emissions.

The pilots are scheduled to launch in the first half of 2020.

In April SVCE launched the Spring 2020 application cycle, open through May 15. The focus of this cycle is resilience solutions, and how projects can help address local recovery from COVID. Visit SVCleanEnergy.org/innovation to apply.

About Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Silicon Valley Clean Energy is a not-for-profit community-owned agency serving the majority of Santa Clara County communities, acquiring clean, carbon-free electricity on behalf of more than 270,000 residential and commercial customers. As a public agency, net revenues are returned to the community to keep rates competitive and promote clean energy programs. Member jurisdictions include Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and unincorporated Santa Clara County. SVCE is guided by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community. For more information, please visit SVCleanEnergy.org.

Media Contact:
Michaela Pippin
408-721-5301 x1020
michaela.pippin@svcleanenergy.org

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