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

electric vehicle

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

Sonoma Proj-


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

incentives through

the District’s Charge! pro- gram.

“NoSoCoAir is

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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