Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is seeking a cloud platform that will serve as the central data management, use case scheduler, and general “control center” for its upcoming vehicle-grid integration (VGI) pilots. The cloud platform will serve several functions for the VGI pilots including collecting and managing data, translating use case signals between different protocols, interfacing with multiple aggregators, and tracking pilot participants.
PG&E VGI Pilots
PG&E’s three VGI pilots consist of a residential pilot, a commercial pilot, and a microgrid pilot. The residential pilot is focused on the adoption of bidirectional light-duty electric vehicles (EVs) and bidirectional single-phase direct current (DC) electric vehicle service equipment (EVSE) technology by residential customers. The commercial pilot is focused on the adoption of bidirectional medium and heavy-duty EVs and three-phase DC EVSE technology by commercial customers. The microgrid pilot is focused on enabling bidirectional electric vehicles to charge/discharge in a microgrid to support community resiliency during a PSPS event with the goal of operational integration with multi-customer microgrids (i.e., front of the meter (FTM) microgrids with behind the meter (BTM) support). Customers that enroll in the residential or commercial pilots will have the option to additionally enroll in the microgrid pilot if they meet the additional eligibility criteria.
Companies interested in responding to this contracting opportunity must:
- Express interest by registering for the Wood Mackenzie/PowerAdvocate event, by February 1, 2023, at: https://www.poweradvocate.com/pR.do?okey=138316&pubEvent=true
- Respond to the official request for proposal (RFP) by February 6, 2023, at 3 p.m. PST.
To learn more about this opportunity, download the official RFP here.
PG&E is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco with more than 23,000 employees, the company is the primary natural gas and electric service provider for Northern and Central California. The company’s 70,000-square-mile service area stretches from Eureka to the north to Bakersfield in the south and from the Pacific Ocean in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the east. PG&E delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to 16 million people. Learn more at pge.com.