ClipperCreek, Inc. Grant For the Update of Existing Electric Vehicle Infrastructure to SAE-J1772™ Without Stranding Existing Drivers Project
ClipperCreek will update at least 620 existing California EVSE to the new SAE-J1772™ standard. In addition, ClipperCreek will refurbish and allow inductive and paddle infrastructure to remain on the sites where they are being used by current electric vehicles. ClipperCreek will install meters on the EVSE, as directed by the local utility, to allow for monitoring and utility management . The goal of this project is to provide a low cost and low risk option to upgrading existing electric vehicle infrastructure in California. This will support existing and proposed rollouts of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Additional funding is being provided to allow utilities the ability to collect EVSE data and manage load. This will enable Clipper Creek to develop the interface to provide metering data and load management control from electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) to the utilities’ smart grid.
The Energy Commission is providing an additional $400,000 to the original grant amount of $1.9 million for a total of $2.3 million.
The project participants are providing a match in the amount of $1.2 million.
ClipperCreek, as its predecessor company, EVI, installed at least half of the existing electric vehicle infrastructure in California. In many cases, this will allow reuse of the existing pedestal to avoid any costly trenching or concrete work. ClipperCreek’s pedestals are designed to the standard infrastructure footprint avoiding costly upgrade work.
EVConnect is made up of a seasoned staff who installed most of the existing infrastructure in Southern California. This company has the experience and the relationships necessary to facilitate this process and quickly get the work done.
PrePlastics, Quality Metal Works, MasterWorks, and Nelson NamePlate are California companies that will supply materials to ClipperCreek.
These stations will have a positive benefit on electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle sales. Annual GHG savings for each electric vehicle is estimated at 9.3 tons of CO2.
Additional funds will enable utilities connected to Clipper Creek’s EVSE to collect data and manage the EVSE load.
Grant Agreement Number: ARV-10-001