Well, correct me if I am wrong, but, as I have posted many times before:TonyWilliams wrote:What do you base this statement on? Is there a specific rate plan that you are referring to?edatoakrun wrote: And, with no demand charges with PG&E, an even better location for A DC site.
Of course, it's no surprise that I am looking to find those logical places to put DC chargers with my company, Quick Charge Power. It's one of the many missions for this expedition.
Naturally, they must either make financial sense (few sites will, to be honest) or be subsidized in some way. No demand charges would go a long way to subsidize the cost, but I can't imagine the PG&E does not have them. I'm actually quite sure they do.
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See rates AI and A-6.
Both available for under 200 kW use, with no demand charges, which should allow up to several 50 kW DCs, as well as all other use, for the typical DC highway location, such as a restaurant or coffee shop.
IMO, TOU factors would indicate that site owners would probably want to offer TOU rates for L2, and definitely for DC.
And as I have also already mentioned, IMO, anyone seeking entry into the CA DC business should be looking at the Vacaville (Highest potential customer base in PG&E) area, as one of the locations, most likely to be among the first sites to be profitable.