California's EV Infrastructure Incentive Project - Using A Statewide Platform To Create Streamlined Targeted Regional Incentive Projects That Drive Market Transformation (Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing. USA 2019)

Mr Tyler Petersen, Senior Manager, EV Initiatives
Center for Sustainable Energy
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Presentation Summary

The presentation will provide an overview of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP). CALeVIP is a statewide project that offers incentives for the purchase and installation of EV chargers at public sites throughout California. Funded by the California Energy Commission and implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy, CALeVIP works with local partners to develop and implement EV charger incentive projects that meet regional needs for Level 2 and DC fast chargers. Current projects include the Fresno County and Southern California incentive projects. Projects that will launch in 2019 will be in Sacramento County, Northern California, Central Cost and the San Joaquin Valley.
The statewide project aims to provide a streamlined process for getting chargers installed to fill the significant gaps in charging availability. CALeVIP uses an EV infrastructure projection tool (EVI-Pro) to model the amount of EV infrastructure that region needs to meet the charging demand if the state achieved its goal of 1.5 million ZEVs by 2025. This tool (developed by NREL and CEC) helps inform project design, along with strong coordination with local stakeholders, to specifically tailor an incentive project to meet a region's charging needs.
CALeVIP serves as a hub through which stakeholders can connect and share information and resources to promote increased EV charger installations. The website also offers interactive tools that interested site hosts, EV charging station manufacturers, EV service providers and contractors can use to connect to create new installation projects.

Speaker Biography (Tyler Petersen)

Tyler Petersen has over 15 of experience in clean transportation, renewable energy and energy policy. He is a Senior Manager of Electric Vehicle Initiatives at the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), a national nonprofit organization. In this role, he oversees numerous EV and EV infrastructure projects at the Center. Tyler is also a Senior Strategic Advisor for the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) - a project that offers incentives for the purchase and installation of EV chargers at public sites throughout California. Previous roles at CSE include managing CSE's electric vehicle fleet and dealership outreach and research projects, regional EV readiness and planning efforts and CSE's business development department. Before CSE, Tyler worked as a business analyst for Quasar Federal Systems, a startup technology company developing smart grid applications for electric transmission systems and served as a US State Department clean energy fellow in Australia working on solar and energy efficiency projects. Tyler holds a M.A. in International Economics and Environmental Policy from the University of California, San Diego. He also served in the Peace Corps as a Sustainable Community Development Volunteer in the Eastern Caribbean.

Company Profile (Center for Sustainable Energy)

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