Workshop Recap: Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Best Practices

Wednesday June 18, 2014 – San Diego Regional Clean Cities Coalition hosted a workshop, “Best Practices for Alternative Fuel Infrastructure” at the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE).   The workshop provided in-depth guidance and recommendations on developing and deploying electric and natural gas infrastructure.  The event was well received with over 30 attendees ranging from local government, private companies, fleet managers and interested residents.

Electric Infrastructure

Guest speakers for the electric infrastructure portion were Jessica Jinn from CCSE, Randy Schimka from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and Chris Schmidt from Caltrans.  Jessica provided an overview of current San Diego regional electric vehicle planning and future alternative fuel readiness planning.  Randy Schmika when into detail on electric vehicle charging equipment, site selection and permitting, while Chris Schmidt provides a site example from installing infrastructure at a city Park-n-Ride.

In addition, Envision Solar displayed their EV ARC a mobile renewable elective vehicles charging station.

CCSE vehicle charging with the EV ARC

CCSE vehicle charging with the EV ARC

Natural Gas Infrastructure 

Guest speaker Steve McCarthy, Western Regional Sales Manager at Clean Energy detailed the deployment process for establishing a natural gas fueling station and provide recommendations on financing, permitting and site specifications. All Clean Energy  stations in San Diego use renewable natural gas as part of Clean Energy’s Redeem program. For more information on the Redeem, click here.

Steve McCarthy from Clean Energy explains the steps involved to install a CNG station.

Some of the presentations from the workshop are linked below:

Clean Cities Introduction – Kevin Wood, CCSE

Sand Diego Regional Electric Vehicle Planning – Jessica Jinn, CCSE

SDG&E Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Overview – Randy Schimka, SDG&E

Caltrans Del Lago Park-n-Ride Ev Project– Chris Schmidt, Caltrans

Clean Energy CNG Infrastructure Best Practices – Steve McCarthy, Clean Energy


Best Practices for Workplace Charging

Regional Plug-In Electric Vehicle Planning 

Clean Energy Station and Fleet Support


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *