Continuing Action – Implement their Energy Roadmap Programs

Since Plan adoption, SANDAG has executed a new five-year contract with San Diego Gas & Electric to continue the Energy Roadmap Program, which provides free energy assessments and energy management plans to SANDAG member agencies, with a focus on implementation and expanding subregional efforts. This effort is underway and funded through calendar year 2020. The SANDAG Roadmap Program is currently supporting eight jurisdictions implement energy savings projects and have three more interested in finalizing scopes of work. This effort is being coordinated with the climate action planning support the program is also providing.

The SANDAG Energy Roadmap Program offers no-cost technical services to support preparation, implementation, and monitoring of local jurisdiction climate action plans (CAPs). To date, SANDAG has completed CAP development assistance for three cities and is currently providing services to eight additional cities. The SANDAG Board of Directors accepted the Regional Climate Action Planning Framework in June 2018.

In support of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) adoption and implementation of the San Diego Regional Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan, SANDAG has partnered with the Center for Sustainable Energy to launch Plug-in SD and provide local stakeholders strategic and technical guidance to help ensure the San Diego region is PEV ready.

Funded through a two-year grant from the California Energy Commission, Plug-in SD supports the development of resources and direct technical assistance available to a variety of PEV stakeholders:

  • Local Governments: permitting and inspection best practices, technical assistance consultations
  • Contractors: permitting and installation standards
  • Employers: “PEV 101” workplace charging workshops, information on incentives and PEV-friendly policies
  • Multiunit Dwelling Building Owners: electric vehicle charging station siting assistance, connection cost and fee information, technical assistance consultations
  • EV Dealerships: consumer information and incentive details

More information at: www.sandag.org/pluginsd

As part of a new CEC grant, SANDAG will perform a regional electric vehicle planning analysis to, among other things, identify locations where additional electric vehicle charging infrastructure is needed in the region. This effort is expected to be completed in FY18.