California Energy Markets
When the California Energy Commission awarded Redwood City-based electric-vehicle charging software company EVmatch more than $725,000 for installation of publicly available EV charging stations across Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Clara counties, the focus was on the availability of charging stations before the strategy.
Now the strategy has begun, and community choice aggregator Silicon Valley Clean Energy and EVmatch are working together with an additional $100,000 in funding from SVCE to support the installation of 60 publicly available EV charging stations at eligible multi-unit residential properties in Santa Clara County.
At first glance, the partnership seems like just another project to increase the supply of residential EV chargers in the Golden State; however, this transaction is setting a trend with its focus on strategies and tactics for future large-scale charger deployment in multi-unit residential housing.
“We are actively selecting multifamily properties to receive grants,” EVmatch CEO Heather Hochrein said in an interview with California Energy Markets.