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Webinar for Pre-Solicitation Concepts for Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Manufacturing

October 8, 2018

Notice of Webinar for Pre-Solicitation Concepts for Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Manufacturing. California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) staff will conduct a public webinar to discuss a pre-solicitation concept for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure
manufacturing. The Energy Commission is seeking input from stakeholders on a
proposed solicitation concept for a future solicitation for eligible manufacturers of
electric vehicle (EV) chargers and components and hydrogen refueling station (HRS)
components and equipment. The webinar will be held on:


October 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Remote Access Available by Computer or Phone via WebEx™ (Instructions below)


Background
Assembly Bill 118 (Núñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), created the Alternative and
Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP). The statute authorizes
the Energy Commission to develop and deploy alternative and renewable fuels and
advanced transportation technologies to help attain the state’s climate change policies.
AB 8 (Perea, Chapter 401, Statutes of 2013) reauthorized the ARFVTP through
January 1, 2024.


Since 2009, the ARFVTP has awarded $49 million for grants to co-fund manufacturing
projects mostly for ZEV production. ARFVTP manufacturing investments spur significant
direct and indirect job creation, tax revenue, and regional economic development.
In January 2018, Governor Brown issued Executive Order B-48-18, which calls for the
Energy Commission to support the development and installation of 250,000 EV
charging stations and 200 HRS by 2025 to support market growth to five million ZEVs
by 2030.

On May 4, 2018, the Energy Commission hosted a roundtable discussion in Long
Beach titled "Bringing Zero-Emission Infrastructure Technology Manufacturing to
California." Discussion centered on actions California and local governments could take
to expand or recruit California-based manufacturing in all or part of the ZEV
infrastructure supply chain while harnessing economic growth and job creation.
On August 6, 2018, the Energy Commission conducted a Fuels and Transportation
Technology Merit Review Workshop to highlight lessons learned from previous ARFVTP
funding awards. The workshop also explored challenges and opportunities to locate,
expand, and recruit manufacturers of vehicles, infrastructure, and supply chain
components in California. Discussion included California workforce development
relating to existing and future projects.


The “2018-2019 Investment Plan Update for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and
Vehicle Technology Program” describes funding for ZEV infrastructure including
investments in manufacturing and workforce development.1
This webinar presents a pre-solicitation concept (attached) for a ZEV infrastructure
manufacturing solicitation. Comments, discussion, and feedback to the concept will be
solicited during and after the webinar. Energy Commission staff will evaluate the input
that will be used to inform the development of a solicitation.
This webinar will:
• Review the ARFVTP investment portfolio for manufacturing.
• Describe the solicitation and agreement development process.
• Facilitate stakeholder discussion on the pre-solicitation concept.
Potential solicitation applicants and ZEV infrastructure stakeholders are strongly
encouraged to attend and participate.
The draft agenda is provided at the end of this meeting notice.
The pre-solicitation concept is available at
http://www.energy.ca.gov/altfuels/notices/index.html.


Public Comment
Oral Comments: Staff will accept oral comments during the workshop. Comments may
be limited to three minutes per speaker. Comments may become part of the public
record in this proceeding.


Written Comments: Written comments should be submitted to the Dockets Unit by
5:00 p.m. on October 17, 2018. Written comments will be also accepted at the
webinar. However, the Energy Commission may not have time to review them before
the conclusion of the webinar.

Please note that your written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact
information (e.g., your address, phone number, and email address) become part of the
viewable public record. This information may become available via Google, Yahoo, and
any other search engines.


Please submit comments to the Energy Commission using the e-commenting at
https://efiling.energy.ca.gov/Ecomment/Ecomment.aspx?docketnumber=15-MISC-04. In
the “Comment Title” box, indicate “ZEV Infrastructure Manufacturing.”


Please enter your contact information, any organization name, and a comment title
describing the subject of your comments. You may include comments in the box titled
“Comment Text” or attach a file in a downloadable, searchable format in Microsoft®
Word (.doc, .docx) or Adobe® Acrobat® (.pdf). Maximum file size is 10 MB.


Written comments may also be submitted by emailing them (include the docket number
15-MISC-04 and ZEV Infrastructure Manufacturing in the subject line) to the Docket Unit
at: docket@energy.ca.gov


If you prefer, you may send a paper copy of your comments to:
California Energy Commission
Docket Unit, MS-4
Re: Docket No. 15-MISC-04
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

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