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Incentives for EV Fast Charging Near Multifamily Housing
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Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is offering incentives of $10,000 per charger on top of state incentives for electric vehicle fast chargers. The goal of this program is to accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption by residents of multi-unit dwelling (MUD) developments in SVCE territory. Nearly half of residents in our area live in apartments, but many apartment buildings face challenges in installing on-site EV charging. SVCE is thus providing additional funding for DC fast chargers that these MUD residents can conveniently access to help them make the switch to an EV.

Who is SVCE?

SVCE is a Community Choice Energy agency formed in 2016 by 13 local jurisdictions in Santa Clara County. SVCE supplies more than 270,000 customers with electricity principally from wind, solar and hydro resources, at a lower cost than PG&E. SVCE’s mission is to accelerate decarbonization across the region and increasing EV adoption is key to meeting this goal.

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Project Role Definitions: (one entity may occupy more than one role):

  • Developer: the organization that typically evaluates and identifies sites, brings on an installer and does outreach to and secures an agreement with the site host
  • Installer: the entity responsible for the construction of chargers at the site
  • Site Host: the owner of the property where the charger is installed
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Which sites are eligible?

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SVCE is offering incentives for installations of DC fast chargers in specific locations—near designated concentrations of MUD developments (“MUD clusters”). Please find the list of MUD clusters and a link to a map in the last section of this page..

Each site must be near enough to at least one designated MUD cluster that it will clearly serve residents of the cluster (note that the fast charger sites do not need to be within one of the MUD clusters). SVCE’s evaluation of applicant sites will be based, in part, on how well the sites achieve this goal.

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What funding is available? 

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SVCE’s program is additive to the funding that will be made available through the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP). Selected DC fast chargers will receive a “kicker” of $10,000 (per charger) directly from SVCE.

The total number of sites that SVCE funds will depend on the quality and variety of proposed sites. SVCE anticipates funding kickers for a total of approximately 30 DC fast chargers through this program.

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Who should apply?

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The application is intended to be filled out by the EV charger developer. These developers are responsible for identifying, communicating with and recruiting site hosts for suitable projects. To simplify the application and review process, developers should combine all sites they are proposing into a single application (see instructions below). Note that there is no guarantee of receiving SVCE’s additional incentive, so all work and commitment to site hosts is done at risk. Other entities, such as site hosts, may submit an application but should coordinate with the developer of their project on answering the application questions.

SVCE has also created a one-page program summary for developers to use when communicating with site hosts, which provides some information on SVCE’s kicker program for MUD clusters.

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What is the process for getting SVCE’s additional funding?

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SVCE has designed the process to be as minimally intrusive as possible to entities that are already intending to pursue CALeVIP funding. Much of the SVCE process is built around CALeVIP.

Applicants will submit their applications and SVCE will review the proposed sites, then inform the awardees of the sites selected for SVCE’s additional funding. This will all take place prior to the launch of CALeVIP. Awardees will then be able to apply to CALeVIP with the knowledge that the selected sites are eligible for additional funding from SVCE. After going through the entire CALeVIP process (application, construction, approval and payment by CALeVIP), awardees will receive the promised kicker from SVCE.

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Applicants must meet the following requirements for the SVCE incentives.

  1. Sites must be located so they serve designated MUD residents (find the list of clusters below).
  2. All CALeVIP applicant, equipment, and site requirements must be met. SVCE’s additional incentives are contingent upon also getting funding from CALeVIP to help pay for the majority of the cost of the charging stations. There is $6,000,000 in funding available for DC fast chargers through CALeVIP.  SVCE does not plan to provide its additional incentives to any sites that do not successfully make it into the CALeVIP program.
  3. Each proposed site should include some element of marketing and education targeting residents of the MUD cluster(s). Applicants should indicate all strategies that they will pursue, as well as how SVCE’s position (trusted energy provider) and information (customer email and physical addresses, other customer information) will ideally be leveraged.

This program targets DC fast chargers only. SVCE’s program has the same technology eligibility requirements as the regional CALeVIP program. As applicants must apply for and receive CALeVIP funding, SVCE is not publishing any criteria of its own. Applicants are encouraged to visit the CALeVIP website and monitor any developments around the Peninsula-Silicon Valley implementation to ensure they will be able to meet the CALeVIP eligibility requirements.

In addition to meeting the basic eligibility requirements above, each site will be evaluated based on a variety of factors. Some factors include: (1) the applicant’s rationale for site selection and how well the site serves designated MUDs, (2) the quality and perceived effectiveness of the education and outreach plan for MUD cluster residents and (3) how well the site fits into the overall portfolio of selected sites across SVCE’s service territory. SVCE reserves the right to consider any factors it deems appropriate.

SVCE will select the sites that will receive its kicker through a competitive evaluation process held after the application window closes.

Application Information, Documents and Program Timing

 

Be sure to read through this main section completely, as there are several elements to the application for SVCE’s additional incentive to support MUD clusters. SVCE-identified MUD Cluster information is available below.

Applicant Information (1 of 2)

The main section of the application needs only be completed once per applicant. This section will provide SVCE with some background on the developer and any application elements that are universal across sites. This section should also include a list of all sites that the applicant is proposing to SVCE. Please fully review the Terms and Conditions included within this section.

Please download the Applicant Information section and fill it out once.

Site-Specific Information (2 of 2)

For each site being proposed, the applicant must fill out one of these sections and include all of them in their application. This section will provide SVCE information on a specific site (location, site host, etc.) and will let the applicant explain any relevant site-specific information.

Please download the Site-Specific Information section and fill it out once for each site in the application (e.g. if a developer is proposing 20 sites to SVCE to see which are selected for the additional MUD cluster incentive, they would fill out this section 20 different times and compile them into the final application). 

Grant Agreement

This agreement will govern the payment of the additional incentive from SVCE to the selected awardees. All applicants must review this form and confirm that its terms are acceptable. After selection, awardees will also be required to provide a W-9 form before signing the Grant Agreement with SVCE.

Please download the Grant Agreement and review before signing the Applicant Information section.

Preparing the Application for Submittal

As noted above, only one application should be submitted for each applicant. Each application should comprehensively include all sites being proposed by that applicant, across all site hosts.

Please compile your application in the following order:

  1. Applicant Information Section
    1. Only complete one for the entire application
    2. Includes a list of sites
    3. Append any supplemental information to the very end of the application
  2. Site-Specific Information Sections
    1. Fill out a copy of this section for each site being proposed in the application
    2. Put in the same order as the sites were listed in the Applicant Information section
    3. Append any site-specific supplemental information to the end of that site’s Site-Specific Information section

Fully compiled applications should be submitted only once. Please send applications to SVCEPrograms@smud.org by the deadline listed below, using the subject line “SVCE DCFC Incentive Application – <Applicant Name>”.

Program Timing

SVCE’s tentative timeline is shown in the table below. SVCE intends to make the selection of sites that will receive its additional funding approximately one month before CALeVIP opens. SVCE also wants to provide applicants as much time as possible to communicate with potential site hosts and develop excellent proposals. As additional information is made available around the CALeVIP launch date, SVCE will revise the deadline for submitting applications. Please continue to check this webpage for any updates to SVCE’s program timeline.

Date Event
March 2, 2020 SVCE Program Launch
March 13, 2020, @ 1:00 pm PST Webinar for Potential Applicants*
April 17, 2020 Application Window Closes (TENTATIVE)
May 4, 2020 SVCE Notifies Awardees of Selected Sites (TENTATIVE)
May 15, 2020 CALeVIP Program Launch Placeholder (TENTATIVE)
June 2020 Awardees Provide Proof of CALeVIP Selection (TENTATIVE)
2020-2021 Awardees Complete Projects
2020-2021 Awardees Receive CALeVIP Payment, Inform SVCE
2020-2021 SVCE Pays Awardees their Kicker

 

* Webinar Recording

SVCE-Identified MUD Clusters

Through analysis of customer data and coordination with member community agencies, SVCE has identified 29 MUD clusters in its territory that may have a need for nearby DC fast chargers. Proposed sites must be near enough to one of these clusters that they are serving residents – applicants will have the opportunity to explain the rationale behind their site locations in the application. The proposed site does not need to be physically within one of the MUD cluster circles drawn by SVCE.

To view a map of SVCE service territory with MUD clusters shown, please click on the button below.  You can also reference the table below to map the MUD clusters yourself. Note that the clusters show where the MUDs of interest are – proposed sites don’t need to be within the cluster, but should serve the MUD residents therein. Each cluster has a radius of 0.25 mile from the centerpoint.

MUD Cluster List

Jurisdiction Cluster # MUD Units Within Cluster Centerpoint Latitude Centerpoint Longitude
Campbell 1 1,400 37.2829619 -121.9376105
Campbell 2 1,000 37.27917949 -121.9543011
Campbell 3 500 37.29355317 -121.9645391
Cupertino 4 1,400 37.33604329 -122.0387676
Cupertino 5 900 37.32557732 -122.0490542
Gilroy 6 800 37.01337062 -121.5913449
Gilroy 7 400 37.01113337 -121.5653548
Gilroy 8 600 37.0005584 -121.5676421
Los Altos 9 1,400 37.40003381 -122.1074085
Los Gatos 10 700 37.23114882 -121.9752095
Los Gatos 11 600 37.26118938 -121.9643253
Milpitas 12 1,200 37.41369536 -121.9026682
Milpitas 13 1,500 37.41013809 -121.8896549
Milpitas 14 700 37.45521187 -121.916537
Morgan Hill 15 300 37.12665399 -121.6450137
Morgan Hill 16 400 37.12277026 -121.6528234
Mountain View 17 2,200 37.40598394 -122.1125123
Mountain View 18 2,100 37.39871987 -122.0983719
Mountain View 19 1,300 37.40537213 -122.0922157
Mountain View 20 1,300 37.39572071 -122.0897803
Mountain View 21 500 37.379524 -122.0634981
Sunnyvale 22 1,400 37.37602205 -122.0531128
Sunnyvale 23 1,400 37.38217446 -122.0535238
Sunnyvale 24 1,100 37.34241085 -122.0344089
Sunnyvale 25 1,800 37.38924897 -121.9932935
Sunnyvale 26 2,500 37.3658211 -122.0229993
Sunnyvale 27 900 37.35490721 -122.0140426
Unincorporated Santa Clara County 28 400 37.32390422 -121.9277216
Unincorporated Santa Clara County 29 400 37.37675604 -121.83182

Questions

For questions about this program, please contact: 1-833-243-4235 SVCEPrograms@smud.org

Sourced from wind, solar, hydro and other renewable energy sources to meet the total annual demand of SVCE customers

Based on typical residential usage of 470 kWh under the E-1 rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and SVCE rates effective August 1, 2019. Actual costs will vary depending on usage, location, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates. PG&E renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2019.

Based on typical small commercial usage of 850 kWh per month under the A-1 Time of Use rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and SVCE rates effective August 1, 2019. Actual costs will vary depending on usage, location, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates. PG&E renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2019.

Based on large commercial monthly usage of 265,360 kWh per month and annual peak demand of 730 kW under the E-19S rate schedule at current PG&E rates, and SVCE rates effective April 1, 2018. Actual costs will vary depending on usage, location, rate schedule, and other factors. Estimate provided is an average of seasonal rates. PG&E renewable energy content as reported in the Annual Report to the California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program in June 2019. 

根據目前 PG&E 價格以及 2019 年 8 月 1 日生效的 SVCE 價格的 E-1 價格表下 470 千瓦小時 (kWh) 的典型民用用電量。實際費用將根據用電量、地點、價格表和其他因素而有所不同。所提供的估計值是季節性費率的平均值。PG&E 可再生能源含量如 2019 年 6 月提交給加州能源委員會電源披露計劃 (Power Source Disclosure Program) 的年度報告中所報告的。

根據目前 PG&E 價格以及 2019 年 8 月 1 日生效的 SVCE 價格的 A-1 使用時間價格表下每個月 850 千瓦小時 (kWh) 的典型小型商用用電量。實際費用將根據用電量、地點、價格表和其他因素而有所不同。所提供的估計值是季節性費率的平均值。PG&E 可再生能源含量如 2019 年 6 月提交給加州能源委員會電源披露計劃 (Power Source Disclosure Program) 的年度報告中所報告的。

根據目前 PG&E 價格以及 2019 年 8 月 1 日生效的 SVCE 價格的 E-19S 價格表下每個月 265,360 千瓦小時 (kWh) 的每月大型商用用電量以及 730 千瓦 (kW) 的年度巔峰需求量。實際費用將根據用電量、地點、價格表和其他因素而有所不同。所提供的估計值是季節性費率的平均值。PG&E 可再生能源含量如 2019 年 6 月提交給加州能源委員會電源披露計劃 (Power Source Disclosure Program) 的年度報告中所報告的。

The California Public Utilities Commission does not classify large hydroelectric facilities as renewable energy sources, though hydroelectric power is classified as 100% carbon-free.

加州公用事業委員會不將大型水力發電廠歸類為可再生能源,因為這些發電設施需要建造大壩。

En función del uso residencial típico de 450 kWh según el esquema de tarifas E-1 con las tarifas de PG&E actuales y las tarifas de SVCE con entrada en vigencia el 1 de abril de 2018. Los costos actuales variarán según el uso, el lugar, el esquema de tarifas y otros factores. El cálculo proporcionado es un promedio de tarifas estacionales. Contenido de energía renovable de PG&E según se comunica en el Informe Anual al Programa de Divulgación de Fuentes de Energía de la Comisión de Energía de California en junio de 2019.

En función del uso comercial pequeño típico de 850 kWh por mes según el esquema de tarifas de Tiempo de Uso A-1 con las tarifas de PG&E actuales y las tarifas de SVCE con entrada en vigencia el 1 de abril de 2018. Los costos actuales variarán según el uso, el lugar, el esquema de tarifas y otros factores. El cálculo proporcionado es un promedio de tarifas estacionales. Contenido de energía renovable de PG&E según se comunica en el Informe Anual al Programa de Divulgación de Fuentes de Energía de la Comisión de Energía de California en junio de 2019.

En función del uso mensual comercial grande de 265,360 kWh por mes y la demanda pico anual de 730 kW según el esquema de tarifas E-19S con las tarifas de PG&E actuales y las tarifas de SVCE con entrada en vigencia el 1 de augusto de 2019. Los costos actuales variarán según el uso, el lugar, el esquema de tarifas y otros factores. El cálculo proporcionado es un promedio de tarifas estacionales. Contenido de energía renovable de PG&E según se comunica en el Informe Anual al Programa de Divulgación de Fuentes de Energía de la Comisión de Energía de California en junio de 2019.

La Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California no clasifica las grandes instalaciones hidroeléctricas como fuentes de energía renovable, aunque están clasificadas como 100 % libres de carbono.

Dựa theo mức sử dụng tư gia điển hình là 470 kWh theo biểu giá E-1 ở mức giá hiện tại của PG&E, và mức giá của SJCE có hiệu lực từ ngày 1 tháng Tám, 2019. Chi phí thực sự sẽ thay đổi tùy theo mức sử dụng, địa điểm, biểu giá và những yếu tố khác. Ước tính được cung cấp là trung bình của mức giá theo mùa. Loại năng lượng tái tạo PG&E như cho biết trong Báo Cáo Thường Niên cho Chương Trình Khai Trình Nguồn Điện của Ủy Ban Năng Lượng California (California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program), vào tháng Sáu, 2019.

Dựa theo sử dụng thương mại nhỏ điển hình là 850 kWh mỗi tháng theo biểu giá của Thời Hạn Sử Dụng A-1 theo mức giá hiện tại của PG&E, và mức giá của SVCE hiệu lực vào ngày 1 tháng Tám, 2019. Chi phí thực tế sẽ khác nhau tùy thuộc vào cách sử dụng, địa điểm, biểu giá và các yếu tố khác. Ước tính được cung cấp là trung bình của mức giá theo mùa. Loại năng lượng tái tạo PG&E như cho biết trong Báo Cáo Thường Niên cho Chương Trình Khai Trình Nguồn Điện của Ủy Ban Năng Lượng California (California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program), vào tháng Sáu, 2019.

Dựa theo sử dụng thương mại lớn hàng tháng là 265,360 kWh mỗi tháng và nhu cầu cao điểm hàng năm là 730 kW theo biểu giá E-19S theo mức giá hiện tại của PG&E, và mức giá của SVCE có hiệu lực vào ngày 1 tháng Tám, 2019. Chi phí thực tế sẽ khác nhau tùy thuộc vào cách sử dụng, địa điểm, biểu giá và các yếu tố khác. Ước tính này là trung bình của mức giá theo mùa. Loại năng lượng tái tạo PG&E như cho biết trong Báo Cáo Thường Niên cho Chương Trình Khai Trình Nguồn Điện của Ủy Ban Năng Lượng California (California Energy Commission Power Source Disclosure Program), vào tháng Sáu, 2019.

Ủy ban Tiện ích Công cộng California không phân loại các cơ sở thủy điện lớn làm nguồn năng lượng tái tạo, mặc dù điện thủy điện được phân loại là không có carbon.

來自於風能、太陽能、水力發電和其他可再生能源,能滿足 SVCE 用戶全年的需求。

Con origen en fuentes de energía eólica, solar, hidráulica y otras fuentes de
energía renovable para satisfacer la demanda total anual de clientes de SVCE.

Lấy từ gió, năng lượng mặt trời, nước và những nguồn năng lượng tái tạo khác để đáp ứng nhu cầu hàng năm của các khách hàng SVCE.

In response to local public health concerns, the SVCE office will be closed, until further update, on Monday, March 16, 2020 through Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
The contact center will remain open and can be reached via phone at 1-877-474-7823.