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April 17, 2024

California Energy Commission (CEC)

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CEC, Caltrans Solicit Feedback on New Program for EV Charger Repair
The California Energy Commission and Department of Transportation are seeking feedback on a state grant program designed to replace and repair more than 1,300 chargers at 300 sites statewide. 
California Energy Commission
Calif. Looks to Streamline Process for Issuing NEVI Funds

California officials are exploring how to improve the process for dispensing hundreds of millions in federal funding to construct a public network of electric vehicle charging stations.  

Tesla
Public EV Charging Gets Boost in California

California's charging network is getting a boost from two different directions: a state program aimed at providing high-density Level 2 chargers in underserved areas and the opening of Tesla’s charging network to non-Tesla vehicles.

Invinity
LPO Announces $72.8M Loan for Tribal Microgrid
Currently under construction, the Viejas microgrid will combine 15 MW of solar with 38 MWh of long-duration, non-lithium storage and is the first loan the LPO has made under its long-dormant Tribal Energy Financing Program.
Energy and Environmental Economics (E3), Ava Community Energy and Gridworks
Targeted Electrification ‘Promising but No Silver Bullet’ for Gas Cost Dilemma
Targeted electrification could allow decommissioning of up to 10% of gas mains but is no silver bullet for solving the gas cost challenge, researchers say.  
California Energy Commission
CEC Approves $1.9B for ZEV Infrastructure

The California Energy Commission approved a plan for spending $1.85 billion over the next four years to expand zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the state.

CEC
CEC Reduces Calif. Electricity Forecast on Lower Population Growth
Slower anticipated growth in California’s population has prompted state regulators to downwardly revise the electricity demand forecast used for grid planning. 
LDES Council
Long-duration Storage Key to Calif. Energy Goals, Report Says
A recent study found that deploying 37 GW of long-duration energy storage could help bring California to zero emissions by 2045.
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CEC-Stanford Energy Summit Calls for Equity in Energy Transition
Communities historically excluded from decisions around energy use must be given a greater role in the transition to a cleaner energy system, said participants at the CEC-Stanford Energy Innovation Summit.
NREL
Draft Plan Outlines California Vision for Offshore Wind
The California Energy Commission released a draft plan for offshore wind that adds to the rapidly growing body of work identifying wind power as crucial to achieving state and national clean energy goals.

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