ChargePoint is the largest network of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) in the country with a mission of serving the US and international regions with EV charging capacity. GMA was retained by ChargePoint in October of 2009 to coordinate and apply for a grant with the California Energy Commission for the deployment of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) for charging electric vehicles (EVs).
The project required the research, cultivation and coordination of 89 site locations and completing and meeting CEQA requirements for each installation location. The project required a match contribution and a detailed budget as well as a thorough narrative and justification for the site locations chosen. This justification required elements of research on the proposed site locations, traffic patterns, penetration of EVs in the area, existing EVSE locations and other demand and use-related data.
The grant application was successful and ChargePoint received three awards for a total of $2.1M, which allowed them to install 114 EVSE charging stations at 89 locations. The installations are currently underway and should be completed by March 2016.