SDG&E’s SB 350 Priority Review Projects

Below is summary of SDG&E’s Priority Review Projects which are under review at the Commission.

Airport Ground Support Equipment Project

SDG&E proposes to add 45 new EV charging ports and to retrofit 15 existing EV charging ports at San Diego International Airport. Project goal is to encourage airport tenants, such as airlines, to electrify their ground support equipment, which are equipment used to service aircraft between flights, including cargo loader, pushback/tug tractor, catering truck, etc. These EV chargers will integrate with the airport’s existing solar panels to support the added load and lessen grid impacts. SDG&E will install, own, operate, and maintain all EV make-ready (Make-ready refers to the infrastructure leading up to, but not including, the charger.) infrastructure and chargers. If approved, SDG&E estimates this program will cost $2.8 million.

Electrify Local Highways Project

SDG&E proposes to partner with California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to install public EV chargers at four Park-and-Ride locations, where a driver parks their car in a designated lot and travels to their destination via public transportation or carpool. The project will deploy Level 2 and direct current fast chargers (DCFC) to support light-duty passenger vehicles. All four Park-and-Ride locations are near disadvantaged communities (DACs). SDG&E will install, own, operate (including billing), and maintain all EV make-ready infrastructure and chargers. If approved, SDG&E estimates this program will cost $4 million.

Medium Duty/Heavy Duty and Forklift Port Electrification Project

SDG&E proposes to partner with port tenants, such as Dole Food Company and CEMEX, a Mexican multinational building materials company, to install the EV make-ready infrastructure and chargers at San Diego Port to support medium/heavy-duty electric forklift vehicles. California Energy Commission and Air Resources Board will provide grants of approximately $14 million to fund approximately 17 vehicles for this project. The project will deploy 30 to 40 charging ports for medium/heavy-duty and forklift vehicles. If approved, SDG&E estimates this program will cost $2.8 million.

Fleet Delivery Services Project

SDG&E proposes to partner with United Parcel Service and other delivery companies, such as Federal Express and the United States Postal Service, to install chargers to electrify their delivery fleets. The project will support medium-duty delivery electric vehicles (EVs). SDG&E plans to install, own, operate, and maintain all ‘make-ready’ infrastructure and chargers. The project will deploy Level 2 and DCFC chargers to support 90 new electric delivery vehicles. If approved, SDG&E estimates this program will cost $3.7 million.

Green Taxi/Shuttle/Rideshare Project

SDG&E proposes to partner with taxi, shuttle, and rideshare companies to electrify their fleets. SDG&E will install, own, operate, and maintain 1 DCFC and 2 Level 2 chargers at up to 5 company facilities. For rideshares, it may provide 1 Level 2 charger in a driver’s home, where feasible. This project will support up to 4 taxis, 4 shuttles, and 50 rideshares. SDG&E will incorporate a grid-integrated rate to encourage off-peak charging. If approved, SDG&E estimates this program will cost $3.5 million.

Dealership Incentives Project

SDG&E proposes to provide financial incentives for dealers and employees to sell or lease EVs. The project will issue up to 1,500 incentives to add 1,500 new EVs to the roads and will include education/certification programs to better educate salespeople on EVs, such as SDG&E’s grid integrated rate plan. If approved, SDG&E estimates this program will cost $1.8 million.


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