The California Energy Commission is leading efforts to update the state's roadmap to integrate electric vehicle charging needs with the needs of the electrical grid. The Energy Commission's partners include the California Independent System Operator (ISO), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Air Resources Board (CARB), and other stakeholders.

This effort stems from the Energy Commission's 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) recommendation to update the 2014 California Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Roadmap to reflect "the needs to use open standards, to return the value of grid integration to stakeholders, and to commercialize prior investments in research and maintain leadership in advanced technology development."

The Energy Commission, CPUC, CARB, and California ISO will work with stakeholders through a public process to update the roadmap to reflect these issues and include actions the state can take to advance vehicle-grid integration and help meet the state's 2025 adoption goals for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). 

The update will reflect advancements in VGI technology and include actions the state can take to advance the goals established by the Governor's Executive Order B-48-18 to put at least 5 million ZEVs on California roads by 2030 and install 250,000 electric vehicle chargers. 

Background

In 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued Executive Order B-16-12, setting a target of getting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on California roads by 2025. To help achieve this goal, an interagency working group on ZEVs developed the 2012 ZEV Action Plan, which identified activities to advance California's ZEV goals—including the development of the 2014 California Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Roadmap.

The California ISO, in coordination with the Governor's Office, the Energy Commission, and the CPUC, developed the 2014 California Vehicle-Grid Integration (VGI) Roadmap - PDF.