Written by Alison Erlenbach Wednesday, 30 October 2013 23:32

Nov 6th - EV Infrastructure & Energy Management

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure and Energy Management Workshop - SEEDZ (Smart Energy Enterprise Development)

Wednesday November 6th, 10:00 am until 2:30pm

Location: Juniper Networks Campus in Sunnyvale

Click here for more detailed information on the workshop, presentations, and to register.

Presenters include leading local EV, energy, and customer-side experts from ChargePoint, GridScape, Google, SAP Labs, Green Charge Networks, PG&E, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, the Moffett Park Business Group and others. The workshop will present and discuss local trends and issues associated with enterprise deployment of PEV charging infrastructure, and will focus on the emerging needs and opportunities for managing this major new source of demand for electricity – at a customer level, and at a grid level. 

Locally, energy use from EV charging is becoming material for hosting organizations, and for the electric grid as a whole. More broadly, PEVs represent a new ‘Distributed Energy Resource’ – a potentially flexible source of both demand and supply for electric power.

Agenda & registration: http://www.jointventure.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1016&Itemid=665


Written by BACC Editor Tuesday, 15 October 2013 22:19

Save the Date (11/20): Strategies for Successful Streetlight Deployments

Event Registration

With fast-changing technology changing the market towards more efficient street lighting, the California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis and Bay Area Climate Collaborative are hosting a pair of workshops to help local governments move to action to reduce their energy use and realize significant cost savings.

On November 20th, this in-depth workshop will focus on strategies for successful streetlight project deployments, including financing options, effectively engaging stakeholders, considerations for product purchases, and a round-table discussion on best practices for timely action. We encourage public works staff, transportation directors and engineers, and sustainability leaders to participate free of charge.

Reserve your seat at the 11/20 Workshop

Contact Diana Chou at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 415-320-6294 for further information.

Please Save the Date!

Next-Generation Streetlights: Strategies for Successful Deployment

November 20, 2013 10:00 am – 4:00 pm PST

City Hall of Redwood City


Tuesday, 15 October 2013 15:14

Bay Area Climate Collaborative and Bank of America Partnership Supporting Clean Energy Economy

Renewed Support will Further Accelerate Strategies for Growing Clean Energy Markets


SAN JOSE, C.A., Oct. 15, 2013 – The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) today announced a $54,000 renewal of financial support and strategic direction from anchor partner Bank of America to advance high-impact initiatives accelerating key clean energy markets, including next generation lighting, electric vehicles (EVs), and efficiency and clean energy in K-12 schools.


Now in its fourth year of partnership with the BACC, Bank of America has provided nearly $230,000 in grants which have accelerated regional programs that will yield near-term cost savings and carbon pollution reduction. These include the Bay Area EV Strategic Council, driving the $1 million Go EV Marketing Campaign to increase EV adoption in early adopter consumer segments; the Bay Area Next Generation Streetlight Initiative, catalyzing the upgrade of 200,000 municipal streetlights; Energize Schools, supporting the Bay Area’s school districts in maximizing their clean energy investments; and EV Fleet Programs facilitating the deployment of 150+ EVs with 15 municipalities over the next 12 months through innovative lease and grant initiatives.


In a June 27 press conference at San Jose City Hall with Mitsubishi Motors North America President and CEO Yoichi Yokozawa, Mayor Chuck Reed, and other Bay Area leaders, Gail Mohr, SVP Market Manager Silicon Valley Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs for Bank of America, announced the landmark rollout of 50 all-electric Mitsubishi EVs to four Bay Area local governments – San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell and Mill Valley – in what is the single largest municipal deployment of light-duty battery electric vehicles in the nation to date.


“Bank of America was able to launch a new 10-year, $50 billion environmental business goal this year because we met our 2007 goal, $20 billion over 10 years, in half that time,” noted Mohr. “Our support for organizations like the Bay Area Climate Collaborative, which drives high-impact initiatives that net measurable cost savings and emissions reductions such as the recent Mitsubishi EV deployment, plays a significant part in meeting those goals. Through our partnership, we are helping to address climate change and advance lower-carbon economic solutions – in the near term.”


“Through their ongoing support of the Bay Area Climate Collaborative, Bank of America is enabling some of the most substantive initiatives to advance and scale clean energy markets in the region,” said Rafael Reyes, Executive Director of the BACC. “We are grateful for their guidance and we applaud their vision.”


About the Bay Area Climate Collaborative

The Bay Area Climate Collaborative (BACC) is a public-private initiative of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and established by the Mayors of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland in 2009 to accelerate the clean energy economy. Anchor partners include Bank of America, PG&E, Environmental Defense Fund, major clean energy industry partners, and local governments representing over 70 percent of the Bay Area population. The BACC is driving electric vehicle, energy efficiency, and distributed renewables innovation. For more information on the BACC, please visit: www.baclimate.org.


About Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 57 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,700 retail banking offices and approximately 17,750 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.




Monday, 23 September 2013 22:29

Bay Area Mayors Gear Up to Launch "EV Week 2013" to Spur EV Adoption Sept 23 – 27

Bay Area Mayors Gear Up to Launch "EV Week 2013" to Spur EV Adoption Sept 23 – 27

San Francisco, Palo Alto & San Jose Civic, Business, Tech & Environmental Leaders Invite Bay Area Drivers to Get Behind the Wheel of an Electric Vehicle

SAN JOSE & SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 23rd – Charge Across Town (www.chargeacrosstown.com) is spurring the adoption of electric vehicles in the Bay Area with “EV Week 2013: San Francisco to Silicon Valley” – a three-city, five-day series of events and activities designed to engage, educate and excite Bay Area drivers about the benefits, ease and accessibility of driving all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Driving towards California Governor Jerry Brown’s goal of getting 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on California’s roadways by 2025, EV Week 2013 is inviting Bay Area drivers – from commuters to car sharers – to get behind the wheel of an EV and become part of the solution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by driving greener, cleaner vehicles.

The mayors of San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Jose, together with local business, technology, civic and environmental leaders, will kick-off EV Week 2013 in their respective cities, featuring:

Free Electric Vehicle Test Drives to give Bay Area drivers the opportunity to experience the EV difference behind the wheel

Electric Vehicle Expositions showcasing the largest selection of new plug-in and all-electric vehicles, the first all-electric scooters, the latest EV charging technologies, one of the nation’s first mobile solar charging stations, and new mobile applications and car and scooter-sharing services.

EV Week 2013 is a flagship program of Charge Across Town (www.chargeacrosstown.com), an educational organization helping to advance the adoption of EVs in the Bay Area by educating the community about the benefits and use of electric vehicles and EV infrastructure.



Bay Area Mayors Gear Up to Launch Electric Vehicle Week to Spur EV Adoption September 23 – 27

Interview, Photo & Video Opportunities:

Free electric vehicle Ride & Drives along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, around downtown Palo Alto, and on San Jose’s Santana Row.

Interviews with San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Jose Mayors, EV Week organizers and local civic, business, technology and environmental leaders.

The largest selection of state of the art plug-in and all-electric vehicles at San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza, Palo Alto City Hall Plaza and San Jose’s Santana Row.

Demos of the first-ever ALL electric scooter and one of the nation’s first mobile solar charging stations.

Test-drive and expo models include: Tesla Model S, BMW ActiveE, Toyota Prius Plug-in and Toyota RAV 4 EV, Honda Fit EV and Honda Accord EV, Mitsubishi MiEV, Ford Fusion C-MAX Energi, Ford Fusion Energi and Ford Focus Electric and Nissan Leaf.

Other Expo exhibitors: PG&E, Schneider-Electric,Pandora, Zipcar, City CarShare, Scoot Networks, Chargepoint, DriveNow, Envision Solar, SAP, SunPower and the Center for Sustainable Energy California (CCSE).


EV Week 2013 Events in San Francisco, Palo Alto & San Jose

Monday, September 23 – San Francisco’s Justin Herman Plaza

11:30am – Launch event featuring San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and members of the Board of Supervisors.

11am – 3pm San Francisco drivers enjoy free Electric Vehicle Ride & Drives along San Francisco’s Embarcadero.

11am – 5pm – Electric Vehicle EXPO with music DJ’d by Pandora Internet Radio.


Tuesday, September 24 – Justin Herman Plaza

11am – 3pm San Francisco drivers enjoy free Electric Vehicle Ride & Drives along San Francisco’s Embarcadero, with music DJ'd by Pandora from 11am - 1pm.

11am – 5pm – Electric Vehicle EXPO


Wednesday, September 25 – Palo Alto City Hall Plaza / 250 Hamilton Avenue

12pm – 12:30pm – Launch event featuring Palo Alto City Councilmembers Marc Berman, Larry Klein and Gail Price, together with Bay Area electric vehicle, technology, civic and environmental leaders

12pm – 5pm – Palo Alto drivers enjoy free Electric Vehicle Ride & Drives around City Hall Plaza.

12pm – 5pm – Electric Vehicle EXPO featuring educational and interactive exhibits at Palo Alto City Hall Plaza.


Thursday, September 26 – San Jose’s Santana Row Chess Plaza, between Olin Avenue & Olsen Drive

12pm – 12:30pm – Launch event featuring San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and San Jose City Councilmembers, together with Bay Area electric vehicle, technology, civic and environmental leaders

12pm – 7pm – San Jose drivers enjoy free Electric Vehicle Ride & Drives around Santana Row Chess Plaza.

12pm – 7pm – Electric Vehicle EXPO at Santana Row’s Chess Plaza


Friday, September 27 – San Jose – Santana Row Chess Plaza

12pm – 7pm – San Jose drivers enjoy free Electric Vehicle Ride & Drives around Santana Row Chess Plaza.

12pm – 4pm – Electric Vehicle EXPO at Santana Row’s Chess Plaza.

Any questions? Contact: Deborah Schneider, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 415-277-6973



Written by BACC Editor Wednesday, 14 August 2013 18:18

Sept 5: Smart Schools Symposium to Improve Efficiency and Performance of K-12 Facilities


Greenwise Joint Venture, the UC Davis Energy Efficiency Center, California Lighting Technology Center, and Western Cooling Efficiency Center are partnering to present Smart Schools 2013, a one-day symposium on proven best practices for lighting and HVAC upgrades. Representatives from K-12 schools and community colleges across Northern California will engage in technology and financing workshops, "ask the expert" discussions, and a "vendor match" session for companies and schools interested in partnering on demonstration projects. School leaders will also present case studies of cost-effective retrofit projects already completed or underway.

Register or Learn more here.