I totally agree with you that "a" location is better than no location.paulgipe wrote: ↑Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:29 pmDan,
Thanks for keeping this thread going. I agree with you that the proposed locations are lousy, but we'll take any stations we can get at this point.
Have you talked to Linda Urata? Or Jeremiah Cravens? He's at the Eastern Kern APCD and they have money for DCFC stations. They have 50,000 for that Boron Love Truck Stop. Seems like CP would jump at taking the subsidy money.
I wouldn't be surprised if both the Inyokern airport site and the EA Coso Junction site are waiting on Southern CA Edison.
My name is Brian Fauble and I am the project manager for the grant agreement with ChargePoint where they are installing DC fast chargers at 51 sites on along California corridors.
The site you mentioned in you email below, Robbers Roost at 49901 Hwy 14, Inyokern, is no longer being pursued and an alternative site is being utilized. The Robbers Roost site did not have adequate existing power to accommodate the planned chargers and the cost would have been too high to get the necessary power to the site.
The new site ChargePoint is utilizing is the Brady’s Mini Mart / Mobil Gas Station just north of where Hwy-14 and SR-395 connect. This new site is currently planned to be complete in July, but could possibly be delayed with the impact of COVID-19.
You are correct about the EV Connect site at the airport is in addition to the ChargePoint sites. EV Connect is also installing chargers from Mojave, Lancaster and Palmdale. ChargePoint will also install chargers in this region at sites in Mojave, Tehachapi, Barstow, and Victorville. They had a site planned at Kramer Junction, but experienced the same issue as Robbers Roost where the site does not have adequate power for the DCFCs. We also heard from ChargePoint and SCE that the substation in Boron is at max capacity and needs to be expanded before large new services can be added.
We agree and are also excited to see the Caltrans sites become operational as well as the Electrify America sites along the 14 and 395. We feel that the progress made by all three organizations will provide multiple options to drivers and provide range confidence between DCFC sites.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to me.
Sorry Paulpaulgipe wrote: ↑Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:44 pmThanks again Dan.
ChargePoint is using every bit of time allowed under their CEC contracts. Brian's hint that they may come back hat in hand asking for an extension suggests we may not get these stations for this summer's driving season or at best late in the season.
Frustrating. Five years it's taken them to get these stations in the ground and operating from beginning to end.