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SCP Partners with Local Air Districts and the California Energy Commission to Expand the Network of Public EV Charging Stations
SANTA ROSA, CA. ~ The California Energy Commis- sion is partnering with Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) and four local air districts to launch an incentive proj- ect with investments potentially
$6.75 million to ex- pand publicly acces- sible
charging (EV) infra- structure in Sonoma and Mendocino coun- ties.
The incentive proj- ect, scheduled to launch in October of 2020, is an initiative of the Energy Com- mission’s California Electric Vehicle Infra- structure Project (CA- LeVIP), which works with
local community partners to develop and implement
for charging infrastructure that supports the adoption
tation, provide cleaner air, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.” The
Coast Regional Incentive ect
will be im- by
the Center for Sustainable
ergy (CSE) and funded primarily by the Energy Commission’s Clean Transpor- tation
(also known as the
Sonoma Clean Power CEO, Geof Syphers, using one of the eighteen public charging stations at SOMO Village in Rohnert Park.
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fort that will help lead to even more local EV adop- tion,” said Geof Syphers, Chief Executive Officer of Sonoma Clean Power. “The Energy Commission is excited to work with all our partners on this project to increase access to conve- nient charging for electric vehicles
in Sonoma and
Mendocino counties,” said Commissioner Patty Mona- han of the Energy Commis- sion. “By expanding the State’s charging network, CALeVIP projects like this one help the State transition to zero-emission transpor-
The Energy is
proposing to provide $5.1 million towards the re- gional project upfront, with SCP contributing $1.5 mil- lion through CALeVIP over three years. MCAQMD and the RCPA will lend techni- cal support and resources to the project. The NoSoCoAir will pro-
vide an additional $150,000 over three years for projects installed within its jurisdic- tion, and chargers installed in BAAQMD territory may be eligible to receive addi- tional
the District’s Charge! pro- gram.
proud to partner with state and local agencies to ensure a sustainable, green future for the residents and visi- tors of Sonoma and Men- docino counties,” said Rob Bamford, Executive Officer of the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Con- trol District. “The develop- ment of EV infrastructure
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