May 11, 2011Mr. James D. Boyd, Vice-Chair and Presiding MemberMs. Carla Peterman, Commissioner and Associate MemberCalifor...
June 6, 2011Mr. James D. Boyd, Vice-Chair and Presiding MemberMs. Carla Peterman, Commissioner and Associate MemberCalifor...
the CONNECT model in 2011/2012. Additionally, CONNECT is the recipient of the 2010Innovation in Economic Development Award...
GE Energy                                                                  Digital Energy                                 ...
investor owned utilities in California and as a member of the Smart City San Diego collaborative,which features one of the...
San Diego Regional Support for Tailpipe Endgame project with AB 118 Investment Plan
San Diego Regional Support for Tailpipe Endgame project with AB 118 Investment Plan
San Diego Regional Support for Tailpipe Endgame project with AB 118 Investment Plan
San Diego Regional Support for Tailpipe Endgame project with AB 118 Investment Plan
San Diego Regional Support for Tailpipe Endgame project with AB 118 Investment Plan
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San Diego Regional Support for Tailpipe Endgame project with AB 118 Investment Plan

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Supporting letters from UCSD, GE, CleanTech San Diego, and CONECT to CEC for AB118 Funding of renewable energy charging of electric vehicles.

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San Diego Regional Support for Tailpipe Endgame project with AB 118 Investment Plan

  1. 1. May 11, 2011Mr. James D. Boyd, Vice-Chair and Presiding MemberMs. Carla Peterman, Commissioner and Associate MemberCalifornia Energy CommissionDockets Office, MS-4Re: Docket No. 10-ALT-11516 Ninth StreetSacramento, CA 95814-5512Subj: 10-ALT-1 Advisory Committee MeetingRef: Comment on 2011‐2012 Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel andVehicle Technology Program Committee Draft Report. California Energy Commission, Fuels andTransportation Division. Publication Number: CEC-600-2011-006-CTDDear Commissioners Boyd and Peterman,Please accept this letter as one of support for the provisions in the Committee Draft Report that,“… encourage workplace and fleet charging, the Energy Commission will consider grants tosupport charging infrastructure (with emphasis on battery storage and renewable charging) andoutreach to business and fleet owners.” [p 38] CleanTECH San Diego is a nonprofit association focused on speeding San Diego’s transition to aclean energy economy. We have a broad and diverse membership that includes the private sectorsuch as Bank of America, Soitec Solar, Viridity Energy, Invenergy, Kyocera and Borrego Solar, aswell as local governments, nongovernmental agencies and universities and research institutes. Given the region’s designation by the State of California as the iHUB for solar energy storage, weare intensely interested in successfully integrating electric vehicles while also maximizing thepotential benefits of renewable energy.CleanTECH San Diego concurs that grid impacts can be reduced by offsetting the increaseddemand for electricity by improving local efficiency and/or installing photovoltaic systems. [p 39]We believe that the Energy Commission should provide equipment grants that representinvestments that encourage offpeak charging or reduction of on-peak charging via renewables -such as photovoltaic charging [p 26] as a part of the broad variety of charging installations andrelated activities that will be potentially funded with the adoption of this report. [p 7]We respectfully urge the Energy Commission to continue to support the rollout of PEVs byinvesting in the strategic deployment of EVSE, including off peak charging mechanisms and on-peak charging via renewables, especially during this initial phase. [p 26]. Thank you for yourconsideration in this matter.Sincerely,Lisa Bicker
  2. 2. June 6, 2011Mr. James D. Boyd, Vice-Chair and Presiding MemberMs. Carla Peterman, Commissioner and Associate MemberCalifornia Energy CommissionDockets Office, MS-41516 Ninth StreetSacramento, CA 95814Re: Docket No. 10-ALT-1 Advisory Committee MeetingRef: Comment on 2011‐2012 Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel andVehicle Technology Program Committee Draft Report. California Energy Commission, Fuelsand Transportation Division. Publication Number: CEC‐600‐2011‐006‐CTDDear Commissioners Boyd and Peterman, CONNECT writes to fully endorse the mission of the Committee Draft Report thatencourages investments in Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructures to help reducethe amount of petroleum and greenhouse gas emissions. Grants supporting the expansion forcharging infrastructure, especially utilizing photovoltaic systems, are vital to promote thecommercialization of alternative fuels and electric vehicle supply equipment which will result innew job creation and technological innovation. Additionally, such infrastructure expansion iscritical as the number of PEV’s continues to increase in the next few years increasing demand onalternative energy and reducing reliance on foreign oil. CONNECT is a nonprofit organization, birthed out of the University of California—SanDiego, that is dedicated to creating and sustaining the growth of innovative technology andrelated businesses, including the cleantech sector. Thus our interest in the Commission’s actionsis profound. Since 1985, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of over2,000 companies and is widely regarded as one the world’s most successful regional programslinking inventors and entrepreneurs with the business, legal and financing resources they needfor success. CONNECT focuses on research institution support, business creation anddevelopment, entrepreneurial learning, access to capital, protection of intellectual property,public policy advocacy, awards, recognition and networking. More than 40 countries andregions have adopted the CONNECT model, including New York City, the U.K, Australia andIndia, while several Latin America, South America and Mid-East city/regions are likely to adopt 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive • Suite A124 • La Jolla • CA • 92037
  3. 3. the CONNECT model in 2011/2012. Additionally, CONNECT is the recipient of the 2010Innovation in Economic Development Award in the “Innovation in Regional InnovationClusters” category presented by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic DevelopmentAdministration. The Commission is on point regarding its goal to promote workplace and fleet charginginfrastructure with an emphasis on battery storage and renewable charging. The Committeeproperly recognized that while most PEV consumers will charge at home, they must be assuredof readily available charging stations within their driving radius. Thus, it is imperative thatinvestments be made to provide equipment grants for technologies that encourage off-peakcharging or reduction of on-peak charging via renewables such as photovoltaic charging as partof a spectrum of charging options. We commend the Commission for its effort and commitment to keeping California at theforefront of PEV development and utilization. We encourage the Commission to continue itsleadership by providing investments in charging equipment systems especially using renewables. We stand ready to assist the Commission with any further information it needs. Respectfully submitted, CONNECT, by: Timothy Tardibono Timothy Tardibono, M.A., J.D. Director of Public Policy & Chief Counsel timothy@connect.org 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive • Suite A124 • La Jolla • CA • 92037
  4. 4. GE Energy Digital Energy John D. McDonald Director, Technical Strategy & Policy Development 20 Technology Parkway, Suite 380 Norcross, GA 30092 USA T 770.662.7081 F 770.447.7200 johnd.mcdonald@ge.comVia E-MailJune 6, 2011Mr. James D. Boyd, Vice-Chair and Presiding MemberMs. Carla Peterman, Commissioner and Associate MemberCalifornia Energy CommissionTransportation CommitteeDockets Office, MS-41516 Ninth StreetSacramento, CA 95814-5512Subject: 10-ALT-1 Advisory Committee Meeting 2011‐2012 Investment Plan for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program Committee Draft Report, California Energy Commission, Fuels and Transportation Division Publication Number: CEC -600-2011-006-CTDDear Commissioners Boyd and Peterman:Electric vehicles and the smart grid are poised to play a critical role in enabling the United Statesand other countries to make the transition to a low carbon future. That vision, however, willonly become reality through an unprecedented transformation of the Nation’s electric andtransportation sectors. GE Energy commends the State of California for being a national leaderin the promotion of such a transformation. The CEC’s investment plan for alternative andrenewable fuel and vehicle technology, along with the CPUC’s evaluation of policies to developelectric vehicle charging infrastructure and their review of long term smart grid deploymentplans, will ensure sustained focus on grid safety, reliability and efficiency, customer satisfactionand market innovation.The Digital Energy business within GE Energy provides technology solutions to electric utilitiesworldwide, solutions that encompass hardware, software and services supporting the entireelectricity value chain, from transformers at the generation switchyard to smart meters andelectric vehicle charging at customer premises. As a major manufacturer working with all of the
  5. 5. investor owned utilities in California and as a member of the Smart City San Diego collaborative,which features one of the largest initial deployments of electric vehicles in the country, GEEnergy sees the progress being made in modernizing and strengthening the grid, and deliveringimportant economic, efficiency and environmental benefits.More specifically, GE Energy welcomes the inclusion and recognition of renewable energy forelectric vehicle charging in the CEC’s publication number CEC-600-2011-006-CTD. Policy,funding mechanisms and public outreach that encourage off-peak charging and/or thereduction of on-peak charging via renewables such as photovoltaic systems are necessary todeliver the most robust and meaningful deployments. Grid impacts can be reduced byoffsetting the increased demand for electricity through improvements in local efficiency and/orinstallations of photovoltaic systems, and business and fleet owners are key targets for thismessage given their anticipated electric vehicle related load profiles. We thank the Commissionfor their support of the roll-out of electric vehicles and strategic investments in electric vehiclesupply equipment, and we urge the Commission to continue to highlight the important role ofrenewable energy for electric vehicle charging.Thank you for your consideration in this matter.Respectfully submitted,John D. McDonaldDirector, Technical Strategy & Policy Development

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