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File #: 18-876    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/18/2018 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 7/17/2018 Final action:
Title: Action on the California Energy Commission Electric Vehicle Ready Communities Blueprint Grant Agreement and Authority to Negotiate and Execute an Agreement with Siemens Industry, Inc. with a Related Budget Amendment
Indexes: CC
Attachments: 1. Grant Agreement with California Energy Commission
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
Title
Action on the California Energy Commission Electric Vehicle Ready Communities Blueprint Grant Agreement and Authority to Negotiate and Execute an Agreement with Siemens Industry, Inc. with a Related Budget Amendment

Report
BACKGROUND
In December 2017, the California Energy Commission (CEC) released a Grant Funding Opportunity (GFO-17-604) for Electric Vehicle (EV) Ready Communities Challenge Phase I - Blueprint Plan Development. The City of Santa Clara, dba Silicon Valley Power (SVP) recognized the need for consulting services to be successful in the grant and partnered with Siemens Industry, Inc. (Siemens) as SVP's subcontractor in its grant proposal.
On May 9, 2018, at the CEC Business Meeting, SVP was officially awarded a grant for $199,280 with an in-kind match requirement of $100,286 ($75,492 for the subcontract with Siemens Industry, Inc. and $24,794 for staff time) to develop an EV Ready Community Blueprint. This work is expected to develop a blueprint to help the City achieve electric vehicle readiness, and understand current gaps and implementation barriers. It is expected that this will accelerate the deployment of transportation electrification within Santa Clara.

DISCUSSION
Staff recommends executing the CEC EV-Ready Communities Blueprint Grant Agreement (Grant) and approving the related budget amendment to appropriate the grant funding. Staff further recommends authority from the Council to the City Manager to negotiate and execute an agreement with Siemens Industry, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $235,413 to provide consulting services. Siemens will utilize its EV-implementation Framework and gather input from the City, SVP and local stakeholders. The CEC grant requires that SVP and Siemens complete the EV-Ready Communities Blueprint project by June 28, 2019. A copy of the Grant Agreement with the California Energy Commission is attached to this report.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
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