- Apr 13, 2022 7:37 pm GMT
1) San Diego Gas & Electric issues study laying out pathways to decarbonization in California. Key elements include 40 GW of batteries, 20 GW of dispatchable gen powered by green hydrogen, and 4 GW of gas-fired gen with carbon capture. Grid would grow four-fold.
2) Pacific Gas & Electric gets green light from CA PUC for three EV vehicle-to-grid integration projects, including: a 3-year V2X resi pilot promoting bidirectional tech for 1,000 single-family resi customers w/light-duty EVs; a 3-year vehicle-to-X bidirectional fleet charging effort for 200 medium and heavy-duty EVs charging at commercial buildings; and a multi-customer microgrid to support community resilience
3) Boston will electrify its fleet of 700+ school buses by 2030, w/first 20 buses next year
4) Biden administration officials sit down w/ major auto OEM execs to focus on EVs, charging infrastructure, interoperability
5) EVgo will put DC fast-chargers into 50 Chase Bank branches in six states this summer, w/ chargers rated at 100 kW and 350 kW chargers, powered by 100% renewables
6) Hertz and Polestar in deal for up to 65,000 Polestar EVs into Herz rental fleet over five years, in Europe, N. America and Australia
7) Commerce Department's decision to investigate dumping of Chinese solar modules through Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam is already resulting in numerous solar dev companies seeing module shipments delayed or cancelled
8) Trident Winds submits unsolicited lease request to the US BOEM to develop 2,000 MW floating offshore wind project 43 miles off State of Washington. BOEM will likely conduct initial review and then issue a Public Notice of a Request for Interest to determine competitor interest in proposed site. #solar #renewables #offshorewind #EVs #batteries #California#theenergyswitch #V2G #climate #decarbonization
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