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File #: 21-1044   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Audit and Accountability Committee
On agenda: 1/19/2021
Posting Language: Briefing on Publicly-Accessible Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure Solicitation [David McCary, Assistant City Manager; Douglas Melnick, Chief Sustainability Officer]
Attachments: 1. Publicly Accessible EVSE Post Solicitation Presentation 1 13 21
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TO: Erik Walsh, City Manager

FROM: Douglas R. Melnick, AICP, ISSP-SA, CNU-A, Director, Office of Sustainability

COPY: Audit and Accountability Committee; Ben Gorzell, Jr., CPA, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliot, CPA, Deputy Chief Financial Officer; Kevin Barthold, City Auditor; David McCary, Assistant City Manager

SUBJECT: Post Solicitation Briefing for an agreement between the City of San Antonio and Blink Charging Company for Publicly-Accessible Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure on City Property

DATE: January 19, 2021

In accordance with the SA Climate Ready Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), the City will consider an agreement with Blink Charging Company (Blink) to install, own and operate electric vehicle charging infrastructure on City property and manage associated software, marketing and customer interface elements in a manner that is cost neutral to the City. The agreement will facilitate a City contractor to be able to apply for funding through the Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program (TxVEMP) for Light Duty Zero Emission Vehicle Level 2 Charging Equipment projects. This project supports the City's goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ground-level ozone attributed to the transportation sector by encouraging cleaner fuel technologies, including electric vehicles. City staff works closely with CPS Energy to share information and best practices related to energy and utility policy.

In December 2019, the City reviewed information submitted in response to a Request for Information (RFI) to gain clarity on elements to include in a potential future Request for Proposals (RFP) and/or within a grant application for charging infrastructure through the TxVEMP administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).

On July 1, 2020, a Request for Proposals (RFP) was released to select a firm to supply Publicly-Accessible El...

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