San Diego, CA – August 16, 2012 — The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced that it proposes to award funding to a team led by Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc. (AESC) of Carlsbad CA for electric vehicle (EV) charging related projects at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). The team includes San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E), RWE (the 2nd largest German utility) and its industrial partner ABB. RWE/ABB will provide for sixteen Level 2 chargers for workplace applications, ten Level 2 chargers for fleet operations applications, and 3 DC fast chargers for public applications. ABB/RWE bid exclusively with UCSD and heavily cost shared the proposal in order to use the UCSD microgrid as the US showcase of their EV supply equipment (EVSE), IT and payment system. SDG&E will also be participating in the project to understand the grid impacts of EVSE and investigating ways of integrating EVSE into grid operations. AESC will act as the prime contractor on the project.
AESC provides high quality engineering and management services to enable rapid deployment of efficient, cost-effective, reliable and environmentally friendly energy systems. AESC’s customized engineering solutions and services are provided to utilities, government agencies, and other organizations that seek to improve energy production, delivery, and end use. Founded in 1994, AESC has offices in Carlsbad, San Diego, Pasadena, and Concord, California.