Climate-Informed Energy Sector Adaptation Planning Web Application via Cal-Adapt

Eagle Rock Analytics, Inc.

Recipient

CA

Recipient Location

6th

Senate District

7th

Assembly District

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$14,983

Amount Spent

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Active

Project Status

Project Update

As of Q1 2023 we have established four Advisory Committees: Community First Technology Advisory Committee, Workforce Development Advisory Committee, Industry Technology Advisory Committee, and our Technical Advisory Committee, to inform project activities. We have developed a project webpage where you can find information on the project and ways to participate, https://etruc.org/.

Priority activities for 2023 are to finalize agreements with our two sites, MHX, LLC in Carson, CA and TravelCenters of America, in Ontario, CA, to continue our research and development efforts in advanced high-power charger systems, continue to engage electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) manufactures and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and finalize two studies related to fleet needs and technology maturity assessment and fleet charging infrastructure needs and technology maturity assessment.

The Issue

While the electricity sector's awareness of climate change is increasing, incorporating climate data California's and IOU's regulation, planning, and investment has been limited. This is in part due to lack of climate-informed capacity and technological barriers. New tools and visualizations are needed to provide climate data and associated data guidance to sector stakeholders.

Project Innovation

This project revises Cal-Adapt's web application to accommodate the massive increase in the volume of climate-related data being produced in EPIC initiatives, and produces new climate visualizations and tools. These changes will be closely informed by stakeholder needs to support California's Fifth Climate Change Assessment and IOU vulnerability planning.

Project Goals

Create a next-generation platform for the Cal-enterprise.
Incorporate much bigger data stets and a climate-services perspective.

Project Benefits

The project will allow and encourage energy sector stakeholders to use climate data to improve system planning, resulting in improved reliability and resilience and lower ratepayer costs.

Greater Reliability

Reliability

Provides data on climate extremes and compound events that impact electricity grid reliability, allowing stakeholders to efficiently plan for these events.

Lower Costs

Affordability

Uses computational and data architecture to affordably provide access to a vast amount of climate data as well as scientifically rigorous data analyses and tools developed in Cal-Adapt: Analytics Engine (EPC-20-007).

Key Project Members

Project Member

Mark Koenig

Project Manager
Eagle Rock Analytics
Project Member

Owen Doherty

Principal Investigator
Eagle Rock Analytics
Project Member

Subrecipients

Rocket

The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the Berkeley campus

Rocket

Naomi Goldenson

Rocket

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